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Enjoy lunch in the Refuel Restaurant with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
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Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
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When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone one from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
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Join the RAF Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new.
Without you assistance we would not be able to care for our collections, read our varied audiences or share our objects with a world wide audience.
Two of our Trustees set out on an epic walk-a-thon in aid of the RAF Museum Centenary Programme.
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation ensures that the shared aviation heritage of the USA and the UK is kept alive in the memories of our two great nations.
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From the mid-17th Century, the plantation-based economies of the British Caribbean were a major driver of Britain’s economy. The production of sugar, rum, coffee and indigo depended, however, on the exploitation of an enslaved workforce.
Over 12 million people were forcibly uprooted from Africa and transported to work on British, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and French plantations in the Caribbean and the Americas. A further four to six million died during their capture or from the rigours of the Atlantic crossing. By the end of the 18th Century, one million enslaved Africans on British plantations were each providing 3,000 hours of unpaid labour every year. At this time the population of England was seven million people.
Torn from their families and stripped of their languages and customs, the Africans created new identities and survival strategies in the face of the routine torture and degradation of plantation life.
The experience of slavery forced Black people to be strong and resourceful. It also made them keenly aware of the value of freedom and willing to fight for it when the opportunity arose. Rebellions and armed resistance were frequent and the West Indian colonies witnessed major uprisings every 20 years.
Despite the economic benefits of slavery in the colonies, Britain outlawed the slave trade in 1807 and abolished slavery itself in 1833. Thereafter, she led the fight to suppress the traffic in human lives.
Seeing beyond the horrors of slavery and the injustices of the colonial system that replaced it, many Black Caribbean people considered Britain the ‘mother country’ and strongly identified with her culture and institutions. Perhaps Britain’s most positive legacy was establishing good schools in the islands which helped create high levels of literacy and numeracy. These schools would produce the first Black volunteers for Britain’s flying services.
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