21 Jun 2018

Britain’s Windrush veterans: the battle to be British

It’s been 70 years since 492 passengers disembarked from the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks.

Invited to Britain as part of the first generation of workers from the Caribbean, some went on to serve in the armed forces. Over the decades they served in conflicts around the world as British citizens – or so they thought.

In the Afro Caribbean centre in Peterborough veterans meet up and play dominoes – and reflect on a Britain that has seen so many of their generation faced with deportation and their immigration status questioned. Warning – this report contains offensive language.