Billy Strachan

RAF Officer, Communist, Civil Rights Pioneer,
Legal Administrator, Internationalist and
ABOVE ALL CARIBBEAN MAN
by David Horsley

A CLS publication
To obtain a copy or for further information contact the author at ukdavid.d@gmail.com

Billy Strachan was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He arrived in England in March 1940 and joined the Royal Air Force. He became an air gunner and then a flight lieutenant. He returned briefly to Jamaica and then came back to England in 1947. He was a member of the Communist Party and the secretary of the London branch of the Caribbean Labour Congress. He founded a monthly journal, Caribbean News.

He was a founder member of Caribbean Labour Solidarity.