Host a ‘street party’ at your school to mark the end of World War One
3 charities, 3 colours, 1 cause... £1

Hosting your very own ‘street party’ at your school is an excellent way for students to soak up historical facts and figures of the First World War in celebration of Red, White & Blue Day. To help your day run smoothly, we will provide each registered school with a welcome pack, a variety of fun and educational lesson plans, competitions, stickers and to top it off, a ‘build your own’ paper aeroplane, tank or battleship activity.

The official Red, White & Blue Day is on Friday 5th October, but feel free to use any day which suits your school’s calendar. We’re encouraging school children to come dressed in the patriotic colours and donate just £1 to our 2018 fundraising campaign.

Red, White & Blue Day is an annual fundraising campaign that raises money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Money raised will be split between the three long-established charities that all have close ties with our Armed Forces.

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Colour in and build your own paper aeroplane, tank, and ship activity....

Our Sticker

We have produced a special Sticker to give to your pupils who donate £1 to take part.

Click here to download a form to request free ‘donation’ stickers to be used at your event.

Notable dates

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

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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.

Battle of Jutland flotilla challenge closing date for postal entries

Battle of Jutland commemorative weekend

Battle of Jutland commemorative weekend

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1916
- Battle of Jutland takes place, representing the largest naval battle and only full-scale clash of battleships in World War One. 250 ships and more than 8,000 lives on both German and British sides were lost.


Stop Press!

» Listen to Patty Wallis' (Project Manager) latest interview with BFBS Radio (Feb 2018)

Coming soon:

PowerPoint Presentations with poems and music
Pebble Painting Activity

...available by the end of June

Congratulations to Sebert Wood Primary School, Bury St. Edmunds whose name was drawn out of the hat to win ‘Lucky Button’ a book signed by Sir Michael Morpurgo.

Sending money

For details on sending money from Day

Figures

Money raised in 2017: £33,485.00

Registered Schools 2018: 159

Supporters 2018: 57,315

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