The west indian Ex-servicemen and women Association (uk ) was formed in 1970 by a group of Ex-servicemen and women based in the London area. These were mostly volunteers who came to England during and just after WW2. The west Midlands branch was formed in 1995, as a self-financing registered charity parented by West Indian Ex-servicemen and Women Association in London. In subsequent years membership of the Birmingham Branch grew to over 80 members but, unfortunately membership has gradually declined in recent years.
The year 2010 has seen a restructuring of the organisation with the Birmingham branch adopting a new constitution and the name 'British and Caribbean Veterans Association', thus becoming a totally independent self-financing charity.
It is hoped that, with a new constitution, the British and caribbean Veterans Association will appeal to Ex-servicemen and women regardless of wherever they reside and hopefully recruit and retain a significant membership.