The Forgotten Generations
1933rd. Albert Jarrett
1934th. Donald Campbell
Albert Jarrett, aged 98, and Donald Campbell, from Birmingham, are RAF veterans who founded ‘The Forgotten Generations’, a charitable archive and resource highlighting contributions by British African and Caribbean people to the UK and Armed Forces.
Albert and Donald were both born in Jamaica and separately served as engineers with the RAF, Albert during the Second World War and Donald over 36 years from 1969, serving in Germany, Belize, Northern Ireland, and the Falklands. They set up the initiative in June 2021 to not only preserve the testimony of older veterans, but to also serve as an educational tool for younger generations and learn more about people from British African and Caribbean backgrounds who have given service to the UK but whose experiences are not as well known. Donald also runs a regular podcast and holds talks throughout the community, as well as an Ex-Service Personnel Reunion Club, bringing together veterans from across the UK and the world.
Pictured below: Albert and Donald with their awards outside No10 Downing Street following a Platinum Jubilee Big Lunch