Another absolutely incredible day today, 11th March 2019 at the Memorial Gates, Commonwealth Day Commemoration in London, with some notable individuals meeting and greeting for the first time.

Left: Mr Albert Jarrett RAF Veteran, age 95, being introduced to High Commissioner of Jamaica, UK, Seith George Ramacon.
WW2 Veteran, Left: Neil Flanigan, MBE  93, seated: Alan Wilmott 94 and right: Albert Jarrett 95 proudly represented the Caribbean Veterans, amongst others.
The ceremony began with a welcome by Lord Bilimoria, Chairman, an address by Rt Hon The Baroness Flather JP DL FRSA and a speech by The Most Revd and Rt Hon the Lord Archbishop of York, John Sentamu.
The focus of this year's commemoration was on Commonwealth citizens who volunteered to serve in the Royal Air Force and the Royal Flying Corps and fight for our freedom.
A wreath was laid on behalf TNCMC by Mr Albert Jarrett, accompanied by Donald Campbell, Chair TNCMC and a current serving member of the Womens Royal Air Force, representing three generations.
The National Caribbean Monument Charity (TNCMC) was represented by Donald Campbel, Chair, Winston White, Deputy Chair/Trustee, Deborah Nicholls, Trustee, Ronald Lisk-Care, Ambassador, Sgt Shiv Chand, Ambassador, Barbara Campbel, Member, and Mr & Mrs Jarrett.
The formal ceremony was followed by a reception.
Mr Albert Jarrett, meeting two members of the Royal Air Force including the Chief Of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier.
Left & Centre: Deborah & Barbara networking

 Ronanld Lisk-Carew, right, making links with Armed Forces and Commonwealth comerades. 

Networking with a mix of Armed Forces personnel and civilians.

Generations of individual who served and are currently serving, including the Chairman of the Commonwealth Ceremony.

The weather was certainly on our side with the sun shinning all day, which gave a feeling of Commonwealth comeradship.

The Service was indeed a success and all members of TNCMC took the opportunity to do some excellent networking. Very well done to all.

Blog by: Ron Lisk-Carew & Don Campbell 

© The National Caribbean Monument 2019