The Royal Air Force Museum is committed to highlighting the diverse nature of the RAF over time and the vital contribution made to the defence of this country by Black airmen and airwomen. Here, in partnership with Black Cultural Archives, we tell the inspirational story of the African-Caribbean personnel, commemorating and celebrating their vital contribution to the defence of Britain, her Empire and Commonwealth.
Visit 'Pilots of the Caribbean' online
During the years of the Second World War a short lived, but remarkable, organisation existed. The Air Transport Auxiliary was a civilian service that was tasked with the delivery of aircraft from factories to the squadrons of the RAF and Royal Navy and the delivery of supplies. Featuring pilots exempt from wartime service due to health, age and gender they gained a reputation for being able to take anything to anywhere.
Visit 'Air Transport Auxiliary' online