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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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Food, Clothing & the practicalities of War
In July 1916, 500 men of the BWIR were sent to fight in German East Africa. There they were engaged
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How the BWIR performed in the War
In 1917 Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig said of the BWIR, “ work has been very arduous and has been
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The BWIR – British West Indies Regiment
The following newspaper report from the “Stratford Express” (London) 19 May 1915, page 3: “THE DOCKS – Black Men for
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A day in Brixton
Jak Beula (tracksuit) recording at Raw Material studio in Brixton. Seated: engineer Jon Bristol. Standing (from left): top opera singer
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