During the first half of ‘Not Just Jazz III’ four veterans who served the British armed forces proudly showcased their standards and their medals. On stage were Ronald Lisk-Carew (Ex-RAF), Donald Campbell (Ex-RAF), Pauline Milne (Womens Royal Army Corp) and Kenneth Straun (Ex-RAF) interviewed by Michael Stephenson. They told the personal story of their project which is to have a monument in the National Memorial Arboretum for WWI and WWII Servicemen and women of the Caribbean who bravely served in the military and also civilian contributions in building the British Commonwealth.
Donald Campbell and Joan Gregory-Bartosch co-ordinators of the project called ‘Operation Instigate’, were surprised when during interval of Not Just Jazz III at The Crescent Theatre on Friday 8th July the audience responded with such enthusiasm. Some volunteered, pledged support and bought all the souvenir cups Operation Instigate had brought with them in recognition of the project. Donald and his party were heartened and speechless by the response from everyone. Thanks fans!
For more information contact Donald Campbell (07802 723 222) or Joan Gregory-Bartosch (07903 081 314)
By the way, it was my turn to be speechless when they presented me with a bouquet and plaque. Here is a video clip of the photo shoot linked with my original track ‘I Will Go On’ from the EP ‘This Is Life’: