Posts about British Armed Forces
Were people of color (from the Bahamas, Jamaica, etc.) allowed to enlist in the British armed forces during the old days like during WW2?
I know during the time Jim Crow was still in effect in the USA even in the armed forces prior to president Truman's desegreation in 1948, people of color weren't allowed to be in the frontlines like their white counterparts... at the time black people were only assigned maintenance jobs such as being mechanics, fixing vehicles or even assigned as cooks, etc.
In comparison, how were people of color from the carribean or west indies treated by the British military (if they were allowed to enlist), were they allowed to fight in combat?