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12 October 2019
‘Life Stories’ is a series of talks by guest speakers, who will share their own unique experiences from their time in the Royal Air Force.
The guest speaker for October is Caroline Paige.Caroline Paige is a retired Royal Air Force navigator with a thirty-five-year flying career that includes air defence fighters during the Cold War and troop helicopters in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. But against a background of contemporary conflict, and the demanding environment of military aviation, her story reveals a remarkable journey of inspirational courage and endurance, in overcoming adversity in an unforgiving world. In 1999, after a life-long struggle to hide her gender identity became too much to bear, Caroline informed the RAF of her intention to transition gender. Controversially at the time, she was permitted to remain in service, becoming the first transgender officer to openly serve in the British Armed Forces. Her story tells how she rose against extraordinary challenges to remain on the front-line of military flying, serving a further sixteen years, and silencing outspoken critics by earning several commendations for ‘exceptional service’ in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her trailblazing service was credited with helping to shape diversity and inclusion in the Armed Forces, to become the openly inclusive environment it is today.Caroline’s autobiography, True Colours, was published in March 2017 by Biteback Publishing.
Caroline's talk will take place Saturday 12 October at 2.00pm, free places can be booked now.
‘Life Stories’ forms part of the RAF Museum's RAF Stories project. Launched as part of the Museum’s RAF Centenary Programme, RAF Stories is an online collection accessible to everyone to submit, share and explore stories of people’s personal connections to the RAF.To find out more visit rafstories.org
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