In order to gain a better understanding of a few societal issues in the African-Caribbean communities, and the positive impacts some of them and other organisations are making, we have carefully selected some insightful viewing material.

 

Royal Air Force 2020 - Infinite Defence

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom’s aerial warfare force. It was formed towards the end of the First World War on 1 April 1918. Following victory over the Central Powers in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world. Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history. In particular, it played a large part in the Second World War where it fought its most famous campaign, the Battle of Britain. Today the Royal Air Force maintains an operational fleet of various types of aircraft, described by the RAF as being “leading-edge” in terms of technology. This largely consists of fixed-wing aircraft, including: fighter and strike aircraft, airborne early warning and control aircraft, ISTAR and SIGINT aircraft, aerial refuelling aircraft and strategic and tactical transport aircraft.  The majority of the RAF’s rotary-wing aircraft form part of the tri-service Joint Helicopter Command in support of ground forces. 

A job like no other. My two Homes. Royal Air Force 2019

Ever wondered what day to day life is like within the RAF? Flying Officer in Engineering Rotimi, explains how he gained much more than a career when he joined the RAF.

 

Stella Creasy names every Londoner killed by a knife this year

Labour MP Stella Creasy has urged the then home secretary, Sajid Javid, to launch an emergency response to knife crime by telling the Commons of every Londoner stabbed to death in 2019.

Dr Jacqui Dyer - Tackling Race and Mental Health Inequalities

At our Improving health in urban communities event, The King’s Fund and independent health foundation Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity explored the complex and dynamic reality of urban space and how it impacts on our health. We heard best practice examples from a line-up of UK and international speakers, including top policy-makers and decision-makers, and shared learning with delegates from across the UK

Cosford Celebrates Black RAF Personnel For Black History Month

The RAF museum at Cosford marks Black History Month with a special exhibition celebrating black people who have served in the RAF.

E-Sports Association during 2019 In The Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force started its first Esports Association in 2019, which has since grown to be the second biggest hobby association in the RAF, second only to Football. Boasting over a thousand members, the group is active in competitions between the Royal Navy and British Army Esports teams, as well as civilian teams across all major gaming platforms and games. But gaming isn’t all the association is about. This documentary explains how Esports is helping the members of the RAF Video Gaming Esports Association develop a number of personal skills such as team working and leadership, as well as providing welfare benefits for its members and bringing likeminded individuals across the RAF together, whether regular, reserve or civilian.

Why are black men more likely to suffer psychotic disorders?

Research show that if you’re a black adult male you’re 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. But why? And is there enough support available to those with mental health issues before they reach the point of crisis. Because too often it’s only when the breakdown happens that contact is made with any kind of services.

Don’t Call It Road Rap - A Noisey Film (Full Length)

Don’t Call It Road Rap’ hosted by legend of UK music Mike Skinner, was filmed around London over a year, investigating the explosion of UK rap and follows some of the most important MCs as they try to focus on music and keep their lives on a positive track. The film features the likes of Section Boyz, C Biz, 67, Corleone, Potter Payper and Skore Beezy.

Find Your Force - The Royal Air Force Advert 2019

Everyone’s got that one thing they were born to do. Find Your Force in the RAF and apply today

RAF Mythbusters - Answering your questions about life in the RAF

We got some of our personnel to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about life in the Royal Air Force. If you have more, let us know in the comments or visit the RAF Recruitment website for more information about our roles.

Paul Mckenzie interviews drug dealer who targets the youths

We got some of our personnel to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about life in the Royal Air Force. If you have more, let us know in the comments or visit the RAF Recruitment website for more information about our roles.

Are too many young people being groomed for crime?

Chris Preddie and Paul Mckenzie take to the streets to speak with some young people about their perception on gangs and knife crime. The Interview highlights the challenges young people have ahead of them. These young boys have researched the correct ways to use a knife. Its spiralling out of control, and we as adults must do more now.

The Pilots of the Caribbean - Mark Johnson (part 1)

Historian Mark Johnson tells the story of the RAF’s Black volunteers, focusing on the contribution of his great-uncle, John Blair, who won the DFC as a navigator in Bomber Command.

RAF Shawbury: Inside The Billion-Pound Centre Training

WARNING: this video contains strobing throughout.

The Gangs Matrix - A Short Documentary by AWL Films

The Gangs Matrix is a secret police database containing the personal details of those the police consider to be in a gang. It has been accused of being racist, illegitimate and unfit for purpose by a range of academics, activists and human rights organisations. AWL Films investigate how the Gangs Matrix Operates and how it affects those on it.

London’s Knife Crime Emergency: ON A KNIFE EDGE

In the wake of multiple knife-related murders in the UK’s capital, activist and ex-gang member Josh Osbourne takes an in-depth look at the “code of silence”. This film explores how the internet has profoundly altered the way conflicts are instigated and unravel on London’s streets, and how the communities affected are reacting to this. As London remains in the throes of a knife crime epidemic, VICE takes a look at one of the most important domestic issues of our time and BLAC is here to help address and implement change.

 

"Africa" Performed by Air Cadets Music Services - Virtual Ensemble 2020

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets National Youth Ensembles may not have been able to meet up on camps as planned, but the music still goes on.