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

Kriss Akabusi MBE: Olympic Medallist and British record-breaking athlethe. "Way back in the Crimean War, Black, African and Caribbean soldiers, along with their Asian brothers fought cheek by jowl with the local indigenous British Army. Mary Seacole was the Black Florence Nightingale, showing their contribution ranges from Medical to strategic, to sports and entertainment; which is legendary. But the biggest contribution has been paying the ultimate sacrifice of laying down their lives so that we can make the most of ours."

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