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Take to the skies for Red, White and Blue Day 2015 - Friday 9th October (or any day in October or November 2015)

"Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so many to so few" said Winston Churchill, honouring the brave young men and women of the RAF who kept British skies safe from German invasion. Now 75 years later, "The Few" will be remembered during this year's Red, White and Blue Day in schools across the country.

Taking place on 9th October, or any day of your choice during October & November the event will feature specially created lesson plans and films which tell the story of how the RAF beat back the Luftwaffe from the skies of England during September 1940. The Battle of Britain also saw the start of "The Blitz", the German bombing campaign that attacked many cities across the UK.

There will be many activities taking place up and down the country marking the anniversary of the Battle of Britain in the build to RWBDay15. A competition for school children to design a World War Two (WW2) propaganda poster is currently underway. The winners will have their designs printed and framed, with the runners up receiving book tokens.

Red, White and Blue Day is a national fundraising campaign for schools run annually by the three national Service charities. It's an opportunity for children to come to school dressed in red, white and blue and to donate just £1 to support the work of ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

ABF The Soldiers Charity Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Notable dates

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- Operation Cheshire: Hercules of No 47 Squadron completed 600 sorties to deliver 19 million Ib of humanitarian aid to Bosnia-Herzegovina. By the end of the operation in January 1996 the RFA had delivered 26,577 tons of supplies in 1,977 sorties

- Operation Dynamo: the evacuation of Dunkirk was completed with 338,226 Allied troops brought back to the UK. In the fierce air-to-air fighting during the evacuation, the RAF lost 177 aircraft over Dunkirk, including 106 fighters: the Luftwaffe lost 132 aircraft of all types

The Soldiers' Charity
- D-day – Allied Forces land in Normandy

- Operation Overlord - Thousands of Allied troops landing on the beaches of Normandy in northern France at the start of a major offensive against the Germans. Thousands of paratroops and glider-borne troops have also been dropped behind enemy lines and the Allies are already said to have penetrated several miles inland.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Silver Jubilee Review of the Fleet at Spithead, Gosport, by The Queen and Lord High Admiral. It was the first Spithead fleet review to include nuclear-powered vessels but the first without battleships present. Warships: 1,212
Landing Ships and Craft: 4,026
Ancillaries: 731
Merchant Vessels: 864
Total: 6,833

- Italy declared war on Great Britain and France

The Soldiers' Charity
- The Treaty of Versailles is signed by the Germans

- The Bomber Command Memorial, in Green Park, London, was unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen. The RAF Benevolent Fund is the custodian for the memorial, built to remember the 55,573 members of Bomber Command who lost their lives during the Second World War.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Silver Jubilee Review of the Fleet at Spithead, Gosport, by The Queen and Lord High Admiral. It was the first Spithead fleet review to include nuclear-powered vessels but the first without battleships present.

The Soldiers' Charity
- British troops take key objectives of Mount Longdon, Two Sisters and Mount Harriet

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Admiral Sir Percy Scott caused uproar with a famous letter to The Times in which he declared the battleship redundant.

He said: "Submarines and aeroplanes have entirely revolutionised naval warfare; no fleet can hide itself from the aeroplane eye, and the submarine can deliver a deadly attack even in broad daylight… As the motor vehicle has driven the horse from the road, so has the submarine drive the battleship from the sea."

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- King George VI visited Malta in cruiser Aurora, travelling as 'Mr Lyon'.


Download the Welcome Pack, Poster, Flyer and Competition Pack.

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to view images from
our Media Launch Day

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to view some of our poetry
competition entries

2013 Competition Postcard to Afghanistan

» View our postcard to competition winning entries.

Freddie won our 2012 competition entitled 'Someone I look up to'

» Read all about Freddie's day here.