Royal Air Force


Mr Albert Jarrett enlisted aged 17 in Jamaica and completed his basic training at Royal Air Force Melksham, Wiltshire England. He later served at Sutton Coldfield, Grantham Maintenance Units during World War 2 where he was a major part of a team who supplied vital equipment to the frontline. His last Unit was Royal Air Force Cosford until his return to Jamaica in 1947 where later demobbed.

After a few years living and working in Jamaica Mr Jarrett returned to England where was very successful in running his own business and raising a family.

Mr Jarrett is now age 97 and is a very able and enthusiastic veteran who thoroughly enjoys sharing his experiences of yesteryear. He is continually sort after by the media for interviews and has often featured on local and national Radio TV and Press. His most recent feature was on TV in the Royal British Legion Annual Remembrance Service November 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Mr Jarrett was very proud to be presented with his service medal in October after 75 years of waiting..

2 Birmingham based RAF Veterans Received Points of Light Awards from the Prime Minister
Mr Albert Jarrett World War II Veteran RAF, Nominated Baton Bearer Featured on Midlands Today TV
World War 2 Veteran Mr Albert Jarrett receiving his war medal after 75 years
World War 2 Commonwealth baton bearer

Mr Jarrett & Carlos Acosta, Birmingham Royal Ballet Director, at the opening of the Royal Ballet Performance, Birmingham Hippodrome, 23/06/2022

Mr Jarrett celebrating at Launch of Jamaica 60th George St Church Birmingham 24/04/2022

Albert Jarrett & Donald Campbell at the Ex-Service Personnel Reunion (EPR) Annual Event 04/06 2022

Albert Jarrett & Donald Campbell outside No10 Downing Street London after receiving The Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister 06/06/2022

Albert Jarett & Donald Campbell with members of the Royal Air Force Cadet outside No10 Downing Street London, after attending The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Big Lunch 06/06/2022

Albert Jarrett with Mary Nightingale, Journalist and TV Presenter, Downing Street 06/06/2022

(Left) Albert Jarrett, Mary Nightingale Journalist and TV Presenter, & Donald Campbell, Downing Street 06/06/2022

(Left) Donald Campbell, Albert Jarrett & Kenneth Straun at RAF Wittering, Jamaica Day 22/06/2022

The Forgotten Generations presented a copy of the British African and Caribbean Service Personnel Poppy Flower to the Station Commander RAF Wittering on Jamaica Day 22/06/2022

Albert Jarrett playing the Steel Pan at the Jamaica Day event RAF Wittering 22/06/2022

Mr Albert Jarrett 26 Nov 1945 Royal Air Force

Mr Jarrett speaking with PM Boris Johnson, VJ Day August 2020, National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Mr Jarrett’s Pass as one of 6 veterans who were invited to participate in the proceedings of the Remembrance Service, Royal Albert Hall, 2020

World War 2 Veteran Mr Albert Jarrett, VJ Day Remembrance Service August 2020, National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, England

Veterans Mr Jarrett and other invitee (seated) and Donald Campbell (Mr Jarrett’s Gatekeeper) at the Royal Albert Hall, Remembrance Service 2020

Mr Jarrett meets Ben Wallace MP, Defence Secretary, VJ Day August 2020, National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Valentines Day at the National Memorial Arboretum 14th February 2019

Mr Jarrett meets Prince William, 2019, at the National Memorial Arboretum

 Mr Jarrett with other Royal Air Force colleagues at Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, London

Mr Albert Jarrett with two other invited veterans at the BBC Contributors Remembrance Service 2020, Royal Albert Hall, London

Mr Jarrett about to lay a wreath at at Memorial Gates, Remembrance Service, March 2020

The meeting of 4 x Royal Air Force veterans at the COMMONWEALTH DAY SERVICE 11th MARCH 2019 at MEMORIAL GATES, CONSTITUTION HILL, LONDON

Left to right: Neil Flanigan WW11, seated Alan Wilmot WW11, Donald Campbell & Albert Jarrett WW11