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London Remembers Contributions to Both World Wars by African & Caribbean Soldiers

London Remembers Contributions to Both World Wars by African & Caribbean Soldiers

The sixth annual Remembrance Sunday Parade will take place in Brixton, South London at 2pm, on 13th November 2022.

In recent years the afternoon ceremony at the African & Caribbean War Memorial on Windrush Square has attracted hundreds who remembers the two million African and Caribbean military personnel who served in World War I and World War II.

Organized by the Nubian Jak Community Trust, the annual parade is recognized as Europe’s premier event remembering the contribution of Africa and the America’s in both World Wars. Attending will be war veterans, in-service men and women, cadets, VIPs, dignitaries, community organizations as well as the general public.

This year’s ceremony will include African drumming, speeches, a dazzling military salute, public wreath laying ceremonyand a historic medal awarded to descendants of Walter Tull in light of his Military Cross omission.

The African & Caribbean War Memorial on Windrush Square is designed in the shape of two 6ft Obelisks and housed on 10.5ft Pyramidal plinth. It has become colloquially referred to as the Brixton Cenotaph, and is now acknowledged as the most diverse and inclusive of all the capital’s most famous landmarks.

Remembrance Sunday on Windrush Square traditionally takes place in the afternoon to allow people who wish to commemorate the 11am Armistice component with others including the Royal British Legion within their local community. Everyone is welcome and the organizers look forward to the public coming to the square and laying a wreath in Remembrance of the Forgotten. A large number of media and press are also expected to attend.

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When: Sunday November 13th 2022

Where: African & Caribbean Memorial, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2 1JF

Time: 2:00pm (14:00 BST)

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