Exhibition: War Brides

This exhibition runs from Thu, 4th Oct 2018 to Sun, 14th Apr 2019. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Cost: Free of Charge


Global conflict and the mobilisation of troops during the Second World War brought couples together who would never have met in that era. Although marriage was discouraged by the military, tens of thousands of locals married foreign nationals on active duty. Couples met on the dance floor, on air bases, blind dates, in queues, hospitals or air raid shelters. For war brides, a new husband meant a new country.

Artist Bev Tosh is the daughter of a Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot and his Canadian war bride. Her works portray war brides of airmen stationed on Royal Air Force bases in the UK during the Second World War and Canadian brides of ‘flyboys’ from England, Australia and New Zealand trained in Canada.

Collectively these portraits and stories speak across continents and generations of an extraordinary post-war emigration of women who made a leap of faith for the love of an airman.


Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

RAF Museum,

Grahame Park Way, London,
NW9 5LL

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