BBC West Midlands initial meeting with TNCMC at NMA today 2nd Mar 2020

 

Cameraman John, Presenter Sian Lloyd, Donald Campbell and picture taken by Producer Victoria Norris.

As previously mentioned BBC West Midlands and their project with TNCMC was initiated with a meeting at the National Memorial Arboretum today.

I met with Producer Victoria Norris & Presenter Sian Lloyd who were eager to learn more about the project and our campaign to install a monument in recognition of Caribbean military personnel.

The meeting included a visit to our allocated plot with the view and intention of promoting TNCMC across the network. This should naturally raise the profile of the charity and hopefully encourage the public to donate to the cause.

It is hoped that Mr Albert Jarrett will be the next person to be interviewed in the near future. The BBC are very keen to interview others, especially elderly veterans from World War 2, as well as recording relevant aspects of the journey of TNCMC to the completion and installation of the monument.

 BBC TNCMC BBC Coverage 6th May 2020:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-52543809/ve-day-the-experience-of-a-caribbean-ww2-raf-veteran

The BBC did a marvelous coverage of our campaign (as per link above) which brought awarness to the attention of many people around the world, including Spain, St Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and UK. etc.

Many people have given their support by donations, writing to our Prime Mininster, Boris Johnson, and wishing us well going forward.

We must aim to at least keep the momentum of this coverage going forward to realise our objecting. 

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