Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or email@example.com
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike.
Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
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Plan a day, see the opening hours & closure dates for RAF Museum London. Contact us on 020 8205 2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum London by car, train, bus or bike.
Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
Explore our brand new outdoor playground
We now have six charging points for electric vehicles
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.
Sit in our Mk16 Spitfire and receive a tour of its cockpit or try out our new virtual reality experience and pilot your own Spitfire. Charges apply.
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Find out how to become a member and support the RAF Museum.
There are lots of ways you can support us.
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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.
A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for (everyone!)
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.
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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During the First World War, racial prejudice and discrimination were rife in the British Army and there were instances where official neglect led to the deaths of Black soldiers. In December 1918, men of the British West Indies Regiment at Taranto, in Southern Italy, mutinied in protest at unfair pay and working conditions. Though the mutiny was crushed, its leaders, calling themselves the Caribbean League, swore to:
“Fight for the rights of the Black man and independence for the Caribbean.”
On returning home, BWIR veterans joined Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association and organised strikes and political demonstrations. Garveyite ideas also underpinned the labour unrest that gripped the West Indies from 1934 to 1939. In these years, long-standing social and economic inequalities were compounded by the effects of the Great Depression and living standards plummeted across the region.
Pan-Africanism (the ideology promoting unity between peoples of African heritage worldwide) gained ground in the Caribbean and African colonies and shaped a united opposition to the attack on Ethiopia by fascist Italy in 1935. Ethiopia became a symbol of African resistance to European domination and hundreds of Black men petitioned Parliament for the right to fight for her cause. From the mid-1930s, however, a more sinister threat was posed by the racist ideology, aggressive militarism and expansionist ambitions of Nazi Germany.
African-Caribbean people were well aware of the shortcomings of British colonial rule. Nevertheless, when war came on 3 September 1939, the Empire’s Black populations still supported the mother country. Crucially, young Black men were again prepared to risk their lives in her defence.
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