22 Apr 2021

Government apologises for failure to commemorate Black and Asian troops

Communities Editor

They fought in the name of Britain, but in death “pervasive racism” meant at least 100,000 troops, mainly from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, were not commemorated in the same way as their white comrades, a review by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has found.

The government has apologised, and the prime minister said it was our “shared duty to honour and remember” the dead.