Formed in 1915, this British Army regiment was composed of volunteers from the West Indies and served in various theatres of the First World War. It was disbanded in 1921, shortly after the end of the conflict.
Raised in the 1790s to defend Britain's Caribbean colonies, the West India Regiments fought as infantry in several campaigns. They remained a part of the British Army until disbandment in 1927.
6 September 2022 - 20 July 2023
Discover more about the contributions and experiences of soldiers from the British Empire in the First and Second World Wars.
9 April 2023
Meet characters, both real and imagined, from the Army’s past and hear their amazing stories in our galleries.
16 April 2023
KS2-KS3 (Ages 7 to 14)
Explore the theme of remembrance and the service of African and Caribbean men and women in the British Army with BlackPoppyRose.
Explore the contribution of Caribbean women who joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) during the Second World War.
KS3-KS4 (Ages 11 to 16)
Explore the history of Caribbean people in the British Army, and of the British Army in the Caribbean, through this virtual tour of the West Indian Soldier exhibition.
Explore the history of Caribbean people in the British Army, and of the British Army in the Caribbean, through an interactive timeline.
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