Black History Month; Flying for the empire: The story of some of the RAF crews from Africa and the west indies who volunteered their service
October marks Black History Month in the UK, the celebration and acknowledgement of Black people and their contributions to British society. It is an opportunity to recognise all of the achievements of the Black community in the UK and a chance to appreciate their central role in British culture and history.
This talk will explore The story of some of the RAF crews from Africa and the west indies who volunteered their service during World War Two
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Notes on the speaker:
Bob Massey is a retired Theatre Consultant and Lighting Designer. He spent 50yrs planning performance spaces and shows through out the world and for many years he was also Technical Manager of a Theatre in Nottingham. He is a Historian, Lecturer and member of History, Cinema, Theatre and Aircraft research groups and societies as well as Chairman and a Trustee of the Nottinghamshire Local History Association. As a qualified further education tutor he has, for over 40yrs, been teaching Local History, Theatre and aircraft historical subjects on courses around the country. He regularly writes articles on these subjects for magazines and trade publications and has published 8 books. As well as talks to groups, various organisations and companies he conducts courses, history walks and talks in the pub on a regular bases.