Black Asian British Army

Equality and diversity are issues for many British soldiers today. Britain's army has represented one of the world's most diverse workforces, relying on black and Asian soldiers in peace and in adversity. Fighting for and with Britain, their stories are often forgotten or untold. This website brings together those stories and experiences to reveal a new history of our Army. But that history is still incomplete. Your own stories or those of families and friends who have served in the Army, can help to complete it.

Explore soldiers' stories and experiences then add your own.

Celebrity Photograph

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: "The two world wars are markers of modern British national identity, historical moments which brought forth courage, dedication and selfless loyalty. Both wars were fought by black and Asian soldiers with their white comrades. Race and class gave way to a greater humanity. This is our shared history, our commonality. Unfortunately, this country, until recently wiped out that truth and it is time to reinstate and celebrate it once again, as it was when those wars were being fought."

Discover how these soldiers made important contributions to the British Army.