20 Apr 2018

Windrush veterans: ‘It’s more than an insult’

The news has been dominated for the last fortnight by the stories of the Windrush generation – British people from the West Indies who came here to live, often before their islands became independent states.

They have worked and lived in the UK for decades, but some are now finding that their status in this country, as citizens, is being questioned and doubted.

We went to one community centre in Peterborough, where every Friday a group of elderly British West Indians, many of whom served in this country’s armed forces and even fought in wars for Britain, gather for lunch and for company. We spoke to them about what this has meant to them and how they feel about their country.