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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

Hover over the dates in bold to view notable dates in history and important RWBDay dates for 2015

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The Soldiers' Charity
1982
- Initial landing by SAS and SBS Special Forces in the Falkland islands

RAF
1982
- 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' Charity
1915
- A German U-boat sinks The 'Lusitania'

RAF
1945
- The unconditional surrender of Germany signalled the end of the Second World War in Europe.

RAF
1965
- 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' Charity
1940
- Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1945
- Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1941
- The British Navy is notified of the increase in German warship activity in the North Sea.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1941
- A hunter-killer group of 14 Royal Navy ships, including the battleships HMS King George V, HMS Hood and the HMS Prince of Wales, leave Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1941
- German dive bombers destroy the HMS Gloucester and the HMS Fiji, two Royal Navy cruisers.

1941 - German dive bombers destroy the HMS Kelly and HMS Kashmir, two Royal Navy destroyers.

Downloads

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

» Click here

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.