Ugandan Asians 1972

Ugandan Asians arrive in UK © CC / BY

On August 4th 1972, Idi Amin ordered all Ugandan Asians to leave the country. Over 27,000 came to the UK, where many were put in temporary camps.

The photo on the timeline (courtesy of the Express & Echo) shows the Arain family being welcomed to Newton Abbot by council chairman Frances Humpherson.

One of our project volunteers, Ravi Nathwani, came to Devon from Uganda at that time. And one of our interviews was with Mr Manoj Chitnavis, featured in a BBC webpage and pictured, right, with his family in 1972.