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JLS star, Maxi Priest and Floella Benjamin among celebrities at launch of exhibition celebrating black RAF personnel
Singers, scholars and politicians turned out to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition in Hendon commemorating the role black RAF personnel played in the two World Wars.
Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF was officially opened by Baroness Floella Benjamin on Friday at the RAF Museum in Grahame Park Way.
Former JLS star JB Gill, reggae singer Maxi Priest and Sam King MBE, the first ever black mayor in Southwark, were among the guests who turned out to the exhibition about black people from the Caribbean, Africa and Britain who volunteered to serve in the Royal Air Force during both the First and Second World Wars.
The exhibition, curated in partnership with the Black Cultural Archives, tells the story of these volunteers, commemorating their contribution to the defence of Britain.
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