Jamaica was still reeling from the 1944 Atlantic hurricane season when they were invited to Britain in order to fill gaps in the labour market caused by the devastation of World War Two.
Because of this, there is a growing movement to have the Windrush Generation officially celebrated due to their contribution to British society.It's all about peace and love'." When they arrived, the immigrants were met by the press, and a plane was sent by The Evening Standard to greet them as they sailed up the channel. Evening Standard plane greets the 400 sons of Empire".Despite the relatively warm welcome from the press, racial tension amongst fellow citizens was rife.Others, I would say, it didn't really matter for them. They were just nice, ordinary people." Ignoring racial tension, King says finding a job wasn't too difficult because of the need for a new workforce after the war.He rejoined the RAF and later worked as a manager for the Royal Mail and also became the first black mayor of the London Borough of Southwark.