‘Diversity In The RAF’ Exhibition Tour Launches To Celebrate Remembrance Day

The Royal Air Force is launching a national ‘Diversity in the RAF’ exhibition tour on Remembrance Day, Sunday 8 November, to celebrate the huge contributions made by the many diverse communities who have served the Armed Forces.

The exhibition tour, which launches at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh temple on Havelock Road, Southall, is just one of a five-date schedule being held at various community and religious centres across the UK. The tour is an opportunity for local communities in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Glasgow to see a photographic account of examples of the close ties that many of the UK’s ethnic communities have with the Armed Forces.

The Royal Air Force has a long and distinguished history of diversity, with many examples of exemplary service covered in the RAF’s exhibition, including Sikh, Muslim, Hindu and African Caribbean servicemen and women.

Navraj Singh, who works with Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara’s management committee said: “It’s a privilege for the Sikh community to host the ‘Diversity in the RAF’ exhibition here at the Gurdwara. The Sikh community has always had a strong military heritage and is very proud of those Sikhs who have served or are serving with the Royal Air Force. We also want people from the local community who attend the Gurdwara to find out more about its heritage and how their forefathers made a huge contribution during the first and second World Wars.”

RAF Squadron Leader Dom Cleary, who works with communities in London, said: “The ‘Diversity in the RAF’ tour is an opportunity to take the exhibition into communities. Remembrance Day is celebrated right across the UK and launching the tour on Remembrance Day, before taking it around the country, is one way of celebrating the many members of ethnic communities who have made such valuable contributions whilst serving in the Armed Forces. We want all communities to be aware of and feel proud of the contributions their members have made.”

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