Posted on 16 March 2009.
An MP has begun campaigning for the Military Cross to be awarded posthumously to a former Northampton Town footballer killed in World War I.
Walter Tull, the first black infantry officer in the British Army, was mentioned in dispatches for "gallantry and coolness" on the Italian Front.
He died in action in 1918, but because his family ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black Soldiers, Black Sports Stars
Posted on 05 April 1997.
A black British soldier was subjected to brutal racism, including physical assaults in which his room-mates tried to scrub him "clean and white", it was alleged last night.
The British Army said it has received allegations from Rifleman Clive Walker of the Royal Green Jackets that he suffered both racial abuse and assaults at the hands ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black People in Europe, Black Soldiers