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“This memorial project is helping to tell a story that is often overlooked in the history of the two World Wars and is employing a variety of imaginative ways to engage audiences of all ages.” - Sue Bowers, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund London

“it is crucial that we honour the people from overseas – those from Africa to Australia; from India to the West Indies – who served and died alongside our forces … They fought together, they fell together, and together they defended the freedoms we enjoy today” - David Cameron

“This memorial is making a lasting and engaging legacy for the men and women from Africa and the Caribbean who contributed to both World Wars; men and women who set the tone for future generations” - Mr Tedwin Herbert, Acting High Commission for Trinidad and Tobago

The Ceremony

The Result - The First African and Caribbean War Memorial

Still Representing Queen & Country

The Man who Made this Happen from a Dream 7 years before - Jak Beula, Founder & CEO of Nubian Jak Community Trust


Download our song

A song has been created to raise money for a memorial to African and Caribbean soldiers who fought and died during world wars I and II. Download the single from Itunes for 99p.

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The African and Caribbean (AC) Memorial acknowledges, and appreciates the role that people from Africa and The Caribbean played in Britain’s victory over it’s enemies in the First and Second World Wars.

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How many African Soldiers?
War films tend to have whitewashed the army.  Note below the amount of soldiers used from Africa.  They are somehow
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Nigeria’s contribution to the War Efforts
The British War Department produced a number of publications marking the contributions of the colonies to World War II efforts.
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Racial Discrimination Experienced by the BWIR
The British Empire in 1914 covered almost 12 million square miles and included 421 million people. Of the 59 million
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The Taranto Revolt
Following the Armistice in November 1918 the battalions of the BWIR were concentrated at Taranto, Italy, to prepare for demobilisation. However, as
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