The Film – A Charmed Life

Dir: Ros Gihan Williams & Patrick Vernon 64min /2008 / UK

 A story of the life and times of London resident Eddie Martin Noble (1917-2007). Born in Jamaica in 1917 he volunteered at the age of 25 to serve in World War II. When he came over to Britain in 1943 he was stationed in East Anglia at a RAF base. The documentary examines Eddie’s perspectives and values of inspiring young people and gives a historical perspective on the issues around colonisation of the Caribbean, racism in the RAF during the War, the colour bar and racial inequality in post-war Britain.