The 400 plus passengers on the Windrush were by no means the first to come to the UK, but they were perhaps among the first to come voluntarily, neither fleeing persecution nor coming to Britain against their will. Windrush has been consumed in the mainstream narrative reflecting the hopes, aspirations and values of all migrant communities.
The government at the height of the Windrush scandal in 2018 after 10 years of campaigning by Patrick Vernon OBE and others adopted a national Windrush Day on the 22 June 2019. June 22 is a day of importance as it was the first time Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean docked at a small port in Tilbury upon the request of the British Government to help rebuild a broken Britain after World War II.
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