14 April 2012

Cy Grant - Feeling Good

While on the subject of Caribbean airmen here's Cy Grant, who served as a flight Lieutenant in Bomber Command during WWII. He was shot down over the Netherlands in 843 remaining a POW until the end of the war.

After the war he trained as a barrister but is better known as an actor and a singer. Fans of Captain Scarlett will probably know that he voiced the character Lt Green. I the 1950s he became the first black performer to appear regularly on British tv - on his ATV series For Members Only.

 He died in 2010.

Here is an interview with Mr Grant. This little post does not do justice to the man. Here is a  website dedicated to him.

He was also instrumental in setting up Caribbean Aircrew in the RAF During WWII

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