Black History Studies in association with Maureen Dickson presents a webinar titled ‘Pilots and Soldiers of the Caribbean: Fighting Men of the Caribbean’ on Sunday 17th October 2021.
A speech which was given by King George VI asking for Caribbean men and women to fight for Britain in WWII, ended with the words “His most gracious majesty King George has called on the men of the Empire, men of every class, creed and colour, to come forward to fight. This call is to YOU, YOUNG MAN! Not your neighbour, not your brother, not your cousin, but YOU! 6,000 personnel joined the RAF from the Caribbean, of which 500 were aircrew. Gunners, radio operators, pilots and navigators. The rest were ground crew.
In this webinar, Maureen Dickson will explore and showcase the personal accounts of Veteran’s experiences, showing another side of what was going on during the war, not only in Europe, or the field of battle but in the West Indies. At the event, we will also launch the new book ‘Pilots and Soldiers of the Caribbean: Fighting Men of the Caribbean’ by Maureen M. Dickson.