Thursday, September 23, 2010

Black Spitfire Pilots

The recent massive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain gave the impression that it was an all-white affair. The fact is that not only were there Black and Asian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots but there was an extensive African/Caribbean civilian population resident in Britain throughout the war which is to say before the 1948 arrival of the Windrush.

To read more, see London Black History Walks.

For the Black History Month UK edition of What U Need to Know on Saturday 2nd October, join us for the broadcast at What U Need to Know.

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