25th - 26th June 2019 | London

Speaking OutTrue Colours: My life as the first openly transgender officer in the British Armed Forces

Speaking OutTrue Colours: My life as the first openly transgender officer in the British Armed Forces

Flight Lieutenant Caroline Paige joined the RAF in 1980 as a male jet and helicopter navigator. In 1999, she became the first transgender officer to transition and serve openly in the UK Armed Forces, spending the next 16 years working as a female officer. She shares her story of transitioning, being her “true self”, dealing with hostility, and proving her worth on the frontline in Iraq and Afghanistan.