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Windrush Generations (United Kingdom)

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[Flag of Windrush Generations] image located by Valentin Poposki, 29 July 2020


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Windrush Generations is an organisation in the Bradford area set up to represent the interests of people from British Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean known as the "Windrush Generation", who after being invited to Britain by the government to help rebuild the nation following its devastation in World War II, experienced a great deal of prejudice and hardships on account of their colour and heritage.
Valentin Poposki, 29 July 2020

Created in 2018, each year WindrushDay is observed on June 22 to celebrate the contribution made by British Caribbean communities to the UK, especially to reconstruct the country after World War II.

The HMT Empire Windrush, a passenger liner and cruise ship launched in Germany in 1930 and owned by Hamburg Süd was seized as a prize of war and renamed the Empire Windrush. In 1948, Empire Windrush brought a large group of West Indian immigrants to the United Kingdom, carrying 1,027 passengers and two stowaways on a voyage from Jamaica to London. 802 of these passengers gave their last country of residence as somewhere in the Caribbean: of these, 693 intended to settle in the United Kingdom. Additionally, the ship carried 66 Polish people intending to settle in Britain.

Windrush was not the first ship to carry a large group of West Indian people to the United Kingdom, as two other ships had arrived the previous year. But Windrush's 1948 voyage became very well-known; British Caribbean people who came to the United Kingdom in the period after World War II, including those who came on other ships, are sometimes referred to as the Windrush generation.


Esteban Rivera, 4 October 2023

The flag is white with organisation logo on it, what seems like in 1:1 ratio. However, the logo have year(s) in the text "1948-2018" or "2019", but on the flag there are words "we are" on that specific space. The logo is triangle with oval edges with silhouette of a ship and text "WE ARE STANDING/ON THEIR SHOULDERS/WINDRUSH GENERATIONS".
Valentin Poposki, 29 July 2020

The flag, designed in Bradford, Yorkshire, has been as of 2020 adopted by local authorities across the country.