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    Hi. I am doing research for an author on the history of black volunteer aircrew in the RAF during WW2. Can anyone tell me anything about this or point me somewhere? I cant find a lot online but we know that over 400 of these men existed! Thanks

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    Hi Louise and welcome to the forum.

    I suggest starting at the site below, perhaps some contacts may be able to assist.

    Regards,

    Carl

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    Hi. I am doing research for an author on the history of black volunteer aircrew in the RAF during WW2. Can anyone tell me anything about this or point me somewhere? I cant find a lot online but we know that over 400 of these men existed! Thanks

    You need to contact the RAF museum archive dept. at Hendon they are very helpful indeed and will have all the information you are looking for

    As you will know pilots from from West Indies took part in the Battle of Britain as did other Commonwealth Servicemen and other Allied forces such as the Poles of course.

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    Hi and welcome ! I am sure you are aware of Cy Grant

    Caribbean aircrew in the RAF during WW2 Blog Archive Cy Grant

    Nick
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    Hi and welcome ! I am sure you are aware of Cy Grant

    Caribbean aircrew in the RAF during WW2 Blog Archive Cy Grant

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    Cy is a real character with a lot of stories to tell!...
    Unfortunately Cy passed away three years ago. There's a celebration of black RAF aircrew through the ages planned at the museum at RAF Cosford later on this year, I don't have any real details at the mo.

    Regards, Ned.
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    Unfortunately Cy passed away three years ago. There's a celebration of black RAF aircrew through the ages planned at the museum at RAF Cosford later on this year, I don't have any real details at the mo.

    Regards, Ned.
    Cheers for the info Ned, Sad news RIP Cy!...
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