Pilots of the Caribbean: Black Volunteers in the RAF

31 October 2015

Sgt Arthur YoungIn two world wars, African-Caribbean people volunteered to serve in the Royal Air Force. These volunteers fought, and died, shoulder to shoulder with their white comrades in defence of the mother country and the freedoms they held dear. The tradition of service to the Crown continues today, and the RAF is proud to welcome new generations of Black and Asian volunteers into its ranks.  

‘Pilots of the Caribbean’: Black Volunteers in the RAF tells the inspirational story of the African-Caribbean personnel, commemorating and celebrating their vital contribution to the defence of Britain, her Empire and Commonwealth. This talk also highlights the RAF’s success in embracing integration and shows how the richly diverse nature of modern Britain owes much to the Black men and women who wore air force blue.

In this talk Museum Curator Peter Devitt tells the inspirational story of the RAF's Black Volunteers.

Admission : Free of Charge

Location : Dermot Boyle Wing

Timings : 4.00pm 

If you would like to learn more about African-Caribbean Personnel in the Royal Air Force you can now visit 'Pilots of the Caribbean : Volunteers of African Heritage in the Royal Air Force' online.

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