Be part of Red, White & Blue Day on 6th October 2017

Every October, thousands of school children across the UK get dressed up in red, white and blue in support of the men and women of the Armed Forces.

Red, White & Blue Day is a national fundraising campaign that raises money in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.


Pupils can simply donate £1 and dress up in Red, White and Blue, or hold cake sales, sponsored events, or they might have weird or wonderful fundraising ideas of their own!

For 2017 the day will be celebrating women in the forces, commemorating the 100th birthday of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and exploring all the roles women have taken up when serving their country.

The money will be split between the three long-established charities which all have close ties with our Armed Forces.

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Enter the Red, White & Blue Day Shoebox Competition

This year's Red, White & Blue Day is to be held on Friday 6th October 2017
Download this pack and you will find information and templates for our competition.

We are encouraging pupils to consider what life must be like when away from home and what their mother or big sister might miss serving our country in far-off, hostile places. Think about including a personal note or other special reminders of home, photographs, drawings, a recent art project or perhaps a scrapbook filled with mementos.

Create a box to send to your mother or sister. Make sure the items you have chosen would fit in the ‘shoe box’ and not be heavier than the restricted 2kg guideline. Include the items in a list with illustrations and say why you have chosen them.

» Click here to download the under-9-year-olds competition
» Click here to download above-10-year-olds copetition

Shoebox Competition

Notable dates

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

«   AUGUST   »
Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
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RAF
1944
- "Eagle Day". The Luftwaffe launched its offensive against Britain, with 1,485 sorties. The Germans lost 45 planes and the RAF 13.

The Soldiers' Charity
1969
- Battle of Bogside – first British troops arrive in Northern Ireland

RAF
1940
- 74 Luftwaffe aircraft launched from bases in Denmark and Norway are lost on what will be remembered as "Black Thursday"

The Soldiers' Charity
1914
- Britain declared war on Germany

The Soldiers' Charity
1940
- The Luftwaffe attack Central London for the first time

The Soldiers' Charity
1944
- Paris is liberated by Allied troops

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1942
- US Navy and Marine forces position themselves near Guadalcanal.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1941
- The first seven-ship Royal Navy convoy arrives in Russia without incident, bringing with her supplies and Hawker Hurricane fighters.



» Click here to download the WRNS 100 celebration event listing

Watch Red White and Blue Day films

Sending money

For details on sending money from Day

Figures

Money raised 2016 so far: £41,260.00

Registered Schools 2017: 79

Supporters 2017: 23,448

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