Brixton memorial for West Indian service men and women

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The sixth annual parade organised by the Clapham-based West Indian Association of Service Personnel to remember the service and sacrifice of African Caribbean and other servicemen and women marched through Brixton today. Cadets and representatives of the three armed services and fire and rescue service took part.

The short journey from Max Roach Park to Windrush Square ended with speeches and the laying of wreaths to remember fallen comrades.


On the platform at the ceremony: (l to r) Lt Col David Utting, London District HQ; Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood; Lambeth mayor Saleha Jaffer; Vincent McBean, chair of WASP; Lambeth borough police commander Richard Wood; Major Larry Davis, 7 Rifles




London Fire Brigade took part

London Fire Brigade took part


Royal Navy – past and present met in Windrush Square

Royal Navy – past and present met in Windrush Square


Setting off from Max Roach Park

Setting off from Max Roach Park



About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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