West Indian Association of Service Personnel (WASP)
The West Indian Association of Service Personnel (WASP) was established nearly 40 years ago by a group of Caribbean WWII Veterans with the aim of providing support and comradeship to ex-servicemen and women from the Caribbean.
The current building which we now occupy in Clapham was a dilapidated dwelling which the servicemen converted using their own resources, and is now seen by our members and the local community as our spiritual home.
A major proposal currently being worked on is to use the building to house a British Caribbean Military Museum which would represent a place of significant pilgrimage and hub which memorialises and honours in perpetuity the memory and military contributions made by men and women of Caribbean heritage, in support of the British Crown over the last 250 years.
The museum would be a non-profit, permanent institution which acquires, conserves, reaches, communicates (including research facilities) and exhibits the tangible and intangible legacy of British Caribbean Military Personnel, creating an invaluable source of information for younger members of the community to learn about this proud and largely untold part of our history.
Going forward, the immediate aim of the Association is to improve delivery to Caribbean heritage veterans throughout the UK, as well as those resident in the Caribbean, Canada, Germany and the USA where many have now relocated from the UK.
For further information about the Association, please email the Secretary to arrange to visit us at Clapham Manor Street.
West Indian Association of Service Personnel Contact Details
Address: 161-167 Clapham Manor St, London SW4 6DB
☎ 0203 601 2636