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Jewish Hidden Heroes

During the Second World War, some 20,000 Jewish men and women from all over the world joined Britain’s Royal Air Force to fight against tyranny, racism and anti-Semitism.

For too long the RAF’s Jewish personnel have been ‘Hidden Heroes’, their exploits unknown. The RAF Museum has developed the ‘Hidden Heroes’ project to raise awareness about the untold story of Jewish personnel in the RAF during the Second World War and the vital role they played.

This project is supported by Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

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The RAF LGBT+ Freedom Network

In the year 2000, the ban stopping LGBT+ people from serving in the British Armed Forces was lifted. To mark LGBT+ History month, 20 years after this ban was lifted, hear from a collection of people who were affected by this policy, and from those who are now able to openly serve in the Royal Air Force.

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