• 10am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Caribbean

Soldiers of the British West Indies Regiment, c1916

Soldiers of the British West Indies Regiment, c1916
Exhibition

19 May - 31 October 2021

West Indian Soldier

This exhibition, delivered in partnership with the West India Committee and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, highlights the little-known military heritage shared between the UK and the Caribbean.

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Explore Caribbean stories

Helmet plate, officer, 1st West India Regiment, c1880

The West India Regiments

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.

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Explore Caribbean events

Soldiers of the British West Indies Regiment, c1916
Exhibition

19 May - 31 October 2021

FREE

West Indian Soldier

Discover the shared military heritage between the UK and the Caribbean in this special exhibition exploring the role of West Indian soldiers in the British Army.

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Soldiers of the British West Indies Regiment, c1916
Members Only

18 October 2021, 2.00pm

FREE

West Indian Soldier: Private Tour

Join David Wells, Director of Research and Heritage at the West India Committee and co-curator of the West Indian Soldier exhibition.

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Explore Caribbean learning resources

Black Poppy
Video

KS2-KS3 (Ages 7 to 14)

BlackPoppyRose at the National Army Museum

Explore the theme of remembrance and the service of African and Caribbean men and women in the British Army with BlackPoppyRose.

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Shirley Hamilton: ATS Servicewoman
Video

KS2-KS3 (Ages 7 to 14)

Shirley Hamilton: ATS Servicewoman

Explore the contribution of Caribbean women who joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) during the Second World War.

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Women of the West Indies Auxiliary Territorial Service, c1944
Video

KS3-KS4 (Ages 11 to 16)

Virtual Exhibition: West Indian Soldier

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.

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Soldiers of the British West Indies Regiment, France, 1916
Timeline

KS3-KS4 (Ages 11 to 16)

West Indian Soldier: Interactive Timeline

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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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."