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76Th Anniversary Of Windrush Voyage.

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sandyRoe | 08:16 Sat 22nd Jun 2024 | News
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The voyagers were coming to help rebuild a nation that had been deeply scarred by the war.

There's now a 'Windrush Day', what will you be doing to celebrate it?



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And it was Naomi!After the RAF my dad's first job paid him just £1 more than his job he left in Jamaica. Very beneficial indeed!!!
17:52 Sat 22nd Jun 2024
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And thank those who came for their service to our nation.

Nothing.  What will you be doing?

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I might go for a light lunch of rice and peas in a recently opened West Indian restaurant.

That'll do it.

That's sounds great Sandy!

I will be cooking my jerk chicken later with homemade coleslaw.  I think I've put too many scotch bonnets in, phew!!

I might stand on my doorstep and clap, teary-eyed as modern day visitors to our southern shores pay their own homage in their own way.

Sharon, sandyRoe's wooden spoon is in full flow.

I might have a Caribbean curry.

I might pop to the pub and chew over the fat with Audley who is of Jamaican decent.

Not because it's 'Windrush Day' it's just what I generaLly do on a Saturday. I doub't if Aud even knows it is 'Windrush Day'

And at least it is only 'Windrush Day' not 'Windrush Month'

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I do sometimes resort to my wooden spoon but not in this post.

There is a West Indian restaurant fairly close to where I live.

Nothing special. 

The nation accepted a number of immigrants. Big deal. Nothing that's needing a celebration. They wouldn't have come had they not seen it as beneficial for them.

Old geezer it's a pity the people back here then could not step up to the plate!!

I agree, OG.  They didn't come out of the kindness of their hearts.  They came because it was beneficial to them.

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And those who came between 39 and 45 to join up, was that particularly beneficial to them?

^^^^^As my dad who came here & joined the RAF.

Presumably, like the rest from the commonwealth who joined us, they didn't fancy life with the  Nazis any more than anyone else did, sandyRoe.

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So pre 45 they were altruistic lovers of liberty and after self serving.


You do them a disservice, sandyRoe.

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Whenever they came their aim was to serve the motherland, as many thought of England, both in the war and in its aftermath.

There was nothing wrong in seeking a better life.

No one said there is - as long as it's done legally.

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