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Money raised 2015 so far: £1,122.00

Registered schools: » 275 Supporters: 85,285

Money raised 2014: £88,764.00

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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Red White and Blue Day 2015
Second RWBDay Competition Announced


RAF
1940
- In an effort to break the resolve of the British people, Hitler orders the bombing of London over the bombing of strategic RAF airfields and installations.

1942 -The crew of a No. 70 Squadron Wellington crash-landed in the North African desert after the aircraft had been damaged by flak over Tobruk. Over the next 28 days five of them trekked 400 miles through enemy lines and were eventually picked up by a patrol on a Long Range Desert Group. The sixth man was captured and became a POW.

RAF
1940
- The Luftwaffe mounted its biggest daylight attack on London with 1,020 sorties flown over England. Fighter Command flew 705 sorties and in the course of these operations the Luftwaffe lost 56 aircraft. This day has since been recognised at 'Battle of Britain Day'.

The Soldiers' Charity
1915
- Battle of Loos – British Forces use poison gas for the first time

The Soldiers' Charity
1944
- Battle of Loos – British Forces use poison gas for the first time

The Soldiers' Charity
2007
- Last 550 British troops stationed at Basra Palace withdraw to main coalition base at Basra airport


Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1945
- Japan surrenders. Victory in Japan (VJ) Day is celebrated.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1950
- RM Bands integrated on formation of RM School of Music

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1993
- HMS Vanguard, the first of the Royal Navy's Trident submarines, accepted at sea from Vickers Shipbuilding.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1989
- Ten members of the Royal Marines staff band and a civilian killed by terrorist bomb at RM School of Music at Deal.

Downloads

Download the Welcome Pack, Poster, Flyer and Evacuee Competition

» Click here

to view images from
our Media Launch Day

» Click here

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.