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A diverse RAF – part II

Emmett Sullivan and Peter Devitt continue their discussion on the RAF's policy towards recruits from the Empire and the New Commonwealth.

An air force of the Empire.

In this video Peter and I continue our discussions following questions, which we gave in the previous video step:

  1. The popular image of the RAF is of a (broadly) homogeneous service. How false is that impression?

  2. What was the impetus behind the ‘Pilots of the Caribbean’ exhibition?

  3. Was there a conscious decision in the Cold War era to encourage New Commonwealth migrants to Britain to join the RAF?

We would welcome your comments on these and other points.

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