Remembering the summer of 1916 for Red, White and Blue Day 2016 - Friday 14th October
The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest battles of World War One, with 20,000 British soldiers losing their lives on the first day of the battle. In all, the campaign cost nearly 1,300,000 dead and wounded soldiers on both sides.
Fighting began on the 1st July, and continued up until late November that year. It was the largest battle on the Western Front of the war, and there was little to show for all the lives lost on both side, only a few miles gained by the Allies.
Held on Friday 14th October, Red, White and Blue Day 2016 will be joining the rest of the UK and remembering the momentous events of 1916 - on land, and at sea – which had a huge impact on the outcome of the war.
Downloads for Red, White and Blue Day 2016
Contribute to the largest battleship fleet...
...to honour the 250 vessils that fought in the First World War's Battle of Jutland.
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Hover over the dates in bold to view notable dates in history and important RWBDay dates for 2016
RAF1988 - RAF air-sea rescue units were involved in one of the most intensive operations ever launched in their support of the rescue efforts in the wake of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster.
RAF1969 - The first detachment of RAF support helicopters was despatched to Northern Ireland to assist the British Army in their peacekeeping role in the violence between Protestant and Catholic communities.
The Soldiers' Charity1916 - Battle of the Somme
The Soldiers' Charity1917 - Battle of Passchendale
The Soldiers' Charity1941 - Mutual Assistance agreement between British and Soviets
Memories of RWBDay15» View pictures, poems, competition entries and press releases from RWB Day 2015.
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