Remembering the summer of 1916 for Red, White and Blue Day 2016 - Friday 14th October (or any day in October or November 2016)
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.
In the High Seas the Royal Navy took on the might of the German Navy in a move to control shipping lanes and freedom of movement in the Battle of Jutland. The battle, which was a strategic victory for the Royal Navy, kept the German Navy from attempting any further attacks against the British for the rest of the war.
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.
Hover over the dates in bold to view notable dates in history and important RWBDay dates for 2016
RAF1982 - Britain declared an exclusion zone around the Falkland Islands as British forces prepared to liberate the territory. The RAF's Vulcan bomber played an integral part in that conflict, flying its final active service missions.
The Soldiers' Charity1915 - A German U-boat sinks The 'Lusitania'
RAF1945 - The unconditional surrender of Germany signalled the end of the Second World War in Europe.
RAF1965 - The Royal Air Force's premier acrobatic flying team, the Red Arrows, flying the gnat, made their first public display at Biggin Hill Air Fair.
The Soldiers' Charity1940 - Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins
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