Ex-head of British army backs compensation for African WWII veterans
General Lord Dannatt adds to pressure on government to apologise for discrimination
The former head of the British army has called on the government to pay compensation to African veterans of the second world war who were paid three times less than their white counterparts.
General Lord Dannatt described the discriminatory policy, revealed by the Guardian and al-Jazeera, as “hugely inequitable and wrong”. He urged the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, to meet surviving ex-servicemen in Africa and issue a retrospective apology.Continue reading...