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toubab1020



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Posted - 11 Nov 2018 :  14:05:59  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote





"In 1888, the colony regained its own government structure, and in 1894 the Gambia Colony and Protectorate was properly established along the lines it would continue to hold until independence.

In 1901, legislative and executive councils were established for the Gambia, as well as the Gambia Company of the RWAFF. Gambian soldiers fought in World War I, and in the 1920s Edward Francis Small led the push for emancipation, founding the Bathurst Trade Union and the Rate Payers' Association. During World War II, the Gambia Company was raised to a regiment, and notably fought in the Burma Campaign in the latter years of the war. Franklin D. Roosevelt's visit to the Gambia in 1943 was the first visit by a sitting US President to the African continent. Following the war, the pace of reform increased, with economic focus on the production of the groundnut and a failed programme called the Gambia Poultry Scheme by the Colonial Development Corporation. The push towards self-government increased its pace, and the House of Representatives was established in 1960. Pierre Sarr N'Jie served as Chief Minister from 1961 to 1962, though following the 1962 election Dawda Jawara became Prime Minister, beginning the People's Progressive Party's dominance of Gambian politics for the next thirty years. Full internal self-government was achieved in 1963, and following extensive negotiations, the Gambia declared independence in 1965. "

The above is only a Snippet to read the full information go to the link below:

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/community/calendar/remembrance-services-and-events/remembrance-sunday-2018/

Momodou



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Posted - 11 Nov 2018 :  17:11:07  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My father was a WW II veteran.

Do you know where one can search more about the West African Frontier Force in the UK archives?

A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone
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toubab1020



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Posted - 11 Nov 2018 :  23:51:42  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Momodou

My father was a WW II veteran.

Do you know where one can search more about the West African Frontier Force in the UK archives?



Try this site first it may help,havn't used it myself.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/start-military

I think that you will have to pay go to the general site in the link below for all other info about England and Wales records I THINK that Scottish records are held in Scotland.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/?gclsrc=aw.ds&slid=&pgrid=38525318057&ptaid=kwd-5207436269&s_kwcid=anstery+com&gclid=Cj0KCQiAw5_fBRCSARIsAGodhk95Ph9oHJ6eMzmwFvbr-GLbGoQu9aDDUFvFD-BZqbO-ABDfFHxsdtoaAnTjEALw_wcB&o_xid=59285&o_lid=59285&o_sch=Paid+Search+Brand


The UK people have always liked their family history and love Keeping paper records of everything.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 11 Nov 2018 23:55:52
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toubab1020



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Posted - 12 Nov 2018 :  00:09:32  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ten Thousand people of Britain marched past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day 2018.





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Momodou



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Posted - 12 Nov 2018 :  14:49:51  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gambia observes Remembrance Day


Monday, November 12, 2018


http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/gambia-observes-remembrance-day

Vice President Ousainou Darboe yesterday presided over the Remembrance Day parade marking 100 years of the First World War.


This day is set aside to remember The Gambia legion world war veterans after representing the country during the First World War.

The march past which was held at the McCarthy Square in Banjul was also graced by the Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Force, Lt. Gen. Masanneh N. Kinteh; Gambia Legion World War Veteran Welfare Association and representative of the British High Commissioner amongst others.

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most of countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War 1 on that date in 1918.

During the occasion, the chairman of The Gambia Legion World War Veteran Welfare Association, Papa Omar Njie read the legion prayers saying: “We remember before you O Lord and entrust to your keeping those who in time of war have died in defence of justice and freedom. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary. And they shall work and not faint, they shall grow not old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor do the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara

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