It seems an opportune time, a few days before Remembrance Sunday 2021 to draw attention to the great achievement in having found so many of the Caribbean recruits for WW2. The Roll of Honour has been spruce up and updated with over 100 new additions to the First Contingent and further additions and revision to the Second Contingent.
We are now fairly confident that the list for the second contingent is complete, but the search still continues for the last hundred servicemen from the first contingent. The list will remain live and will be modified as new discoveries are made.
It is worth mentioning that the call for a commemorative memorial in Filey for the service personnel still continues. Glenn Parsons (the nephew of Gilmour Westcarr and Edwin Samuels) is moving forward on this, on behalf of all the families and this week he took the opportunity to address the Filey Town Council meeting. The council denied permission for the memorial in the first appeal back in May. In this the second appeal, the council have yet to make a decision.
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