Royal Air Force Museum hosts Mayoral visit from six London boroughs

Mayors get a photograph taken in front of a Lancaster at the Royal Air Force Museum.

Mayors get a photograph taken in front of a Lancaster at the Royal Air Force Museum.

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Mayors from six London boroughs visited the Royal Air Force Museum in Colindale to see an exhibition celebrating the role black personnel played in the two world wars.

The Mayors from Barnet, Brent, Croydon, Islington, Kensington and Southwark were given a tour of the Pilots of the Caribbean exhibition which tells the story of black people from the Caribbean, Africa and Britain who volunteered to serve in the Royal Air Force.

Museum curator Peter Devitt said: “We were delighted to host this visit with the Mayors from several London boroughs and the feedback we received from them was both positive and heart-warming.

“The RAF was the first military service to take on board the issue of diversity and the exhibition, which tells the story of the brave black volunteers over time, has been exceptionally popular with visitors. As a result, it has been decided to display Pilots of the Caribbean permanently at RAF Museum Cosford.”

Pilots of the Caribbean will be on display at the museum in Grahame Park Way until April 22.

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