Hundreds are expected to gather in Windrush Square in Brixton, South London, at the African & Caribbean War Memorial this Sunday (November 14), for the fifth annual Remembrance Parade commemorating the two million African and Caribbean soldiers who served in World War I and World War II.
The annual event, which is organized by the Nubian Jak Community Trust is recognized as Europe’s premier event remembering the contribution of Africa and the Americas in both World Wars. In attendance will be war veterans, in-service men, and women, cadets, dignitaries including ambassadorial represThe annual event, which is organized by the Nubian Jak Community Trust is recognized as Europe’s premier event remembering the contribution of Africa and the Americas in both World Wars. In attendance will be war veterans, in-service from Commonwealth countries, members of the House Lords, Members of Parliament, as well as the general public.
The unveiling ceremony will include a spectacular military salute, a dazzling display of the flags and ensigns for each Commonwealth regiment, traditional African commemorative war music and dance, commemorative presentations, and speeches by dignitaries, as well as a special public medal ceremony for WWII veterans and retired nurses.The memorial, designed in the shape of two 6ft Obelisks and housed on a 10.5ft Pyramidal plinth, has a combined weight of just under 5 tonnes. Colloquially referred to as the Brixton Cenotaph, it is now acknowledged as the most diverse and inclusive of all the capital’s most famous landmarks.Although last year’s event was scaled down significantly because of Pandemic restrictions in place, this year’s event has been opened up to the general public to lay their wreaths in Remembrance of the Forgotten. A large number of media and press are also expected to attend.
When: Sunday, November 14th 2021
Where: African & Caribbean Memorial, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2 1JF
Time: 1:30pm (13:30 BST)