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Old 26-05-2023, 10:52 AM #1
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Default Jamaican Peter Brown Died Alone, Fought For The British Empire in WW2

[Hundreds of people attended the funeral
of a World War Two RAF airman at a
historic Westminster church,
after a campaign for a "fitting send-off".
Flt Sgt Peter Brown, originally from Jamaica,
was one the last so-called "pilots of the Caribbean",
a group of Afro-Caribbean volunteer RAF personnel.
He died in at his home in Maida Vale,
north London, in December aged 96.
Flt Sgt Brown's coffin was draped with a
Union Flag at St Clement Danes Church,
the Central RAF Church.
It was also adorned with an RAF hat,
a spray of flowers and his war medals.
A black and white photo showing a younger
Flt Sgt Peter Brown smiling]


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-65697939



[According to RAF records, he enlisted
in the RAF Volunteer Reserve in September
1943 after travelling to the UK.

He trained as a wireless operator
and air gunner, posted to RAF Scampton,
Lincolnshire.
After the war ended, he re-enlisted
in the RAF, working as a signaller.]



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Fighting Nazi Germany

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