Wings and Waves: Windrush 75 Family Day at Royal Air Force Museum

Saturday 17th June

Join us as we mark the 75th anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush arriving in Britain. Enjoy music from a steel band, learn some Caribbean dance moves, listen to Windrush songs from Alexander D Great, take part in a song writing workshop, make carnival headdresses, try on RAF uniforms and explore how our local Colindale community relates to the Windrush generation.


Roughly one third of the Windrush’s passengers were RAF airmen returning from leave or veterans re-joining the service. To celebrate this connection, we will be sharing their stories and those of other African Caribbean personnel by making personal diaries and papers available to view, delivering ‘Windrush Wonders’ tours of the Museum, and engaging you and your younger family members with storytelling which brings the individual characters to life.

With activities for all the family, this FREE event takes place on Saturday 17 June 2023, 10.30am – 4.00pm in Hangar 1. Jump onboard and join us! No need to pre-book.

Take a look at our full programme here.

We’re also looking for stories from the local community. If you live in Barnet and have a Windrush story to share, click the link to find out more. Community stories Windrush 75