Royal Air Force Museum calls for personnel memories in Pilots of the Caribbean exhibition

By Culture24 Reporter | 29 August 2013

The Royal Air Force Museum is appealing to black service personnel to offer their memories ahead of an exhibition honouring volunteers from Britain, the Caribbean and Africa who fought in the World Wars.

A black and white photo of a woman in military uniform
Lilian Bader will be one of the RAF personnel featuring in a major winter exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum© RAF Museum
Pilots of the Caribbean will reflect on the part played by Afro-Caribbean men and women in the development of modern Britain.

“Although we have a wealth of archive materials to draw from, we would welcome stories and photographs from former and serving black Royal Air Force personnel and their families,” said Director General Peter Dye.

“From First World War pilot William Robinson Clarke to the young volunteers of today, Afro-Caribbean men and women have played an integral part in the development of the Royal Air Force.”

  • Email research@rafmuseum.org to contribute. Pilots of the Caribbean : Volunteers of African Heritage in the Royal Air Force opens at the Royal Air Force Museum on November 1 2013.

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A monochrome photo of a male pilot next to a plane
William Robinson Clarke© RAF Museum
A photo of a man in a military uniform standing on a track in front of a plane
© RAF Museum
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