Like many troopships, HMT Empire Windrush had a colourful history. Beginning life as the German cruise ship, MV Monta Rosa, it was a support vessel for the Tirpitz when captured and re-named by the British in 1945. It then went on the Far East run.
In the fifties it carried the Glosters to Korea and in 1954 became famous for bringing Caribbeans to the UK. Although enouraged to come because of severe labour shortages, many of them have recently been treated very badly by the UK Government.
Photo: Steven Carter, son of Charles Carter who travelled to Palestine in June 1947.