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.

The Last Post - Magdalen College School Chapel, Brackley (November 2017)

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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Painting pebbles challenge....

Send us your best design. The winner, chosen by our panel of judges, will receive a £50 gift token.

The competition is open to schoolchildren only. Please include the artists name, school name and contact details with your entry.

Closing date Monday 12th November 2018.

» Have a look at our pebble painting ideas

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

Notable dates

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

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RAF
1918
- The Royal Air Force and the Women's Royal Air Force were formed.

RAF
1991
- Operation Haven: operating from a Forward Operating Base Chinook helicopters from RAF Odiham and RAF Gutersloh commenced an airlift of humanitarian air to Kurdish refugees sheltering in Turkey and Northern Iraq.

RAF
1937
- Flt Lt Frank Whittle ground-tested his first gas-turbine engine.

The Soldiers' Charity
1916
- British forces surrender to Turkish forces at Kut, Mesopotamia


RAF
1945
- Operation Manna began dropping food supplies to starving people in Holland. Over the following 10 days 250 RAF bombers flew 3,150 sorties to drop 3,700 tons of food.

The Soldiers' Charity
1915
- Allied troops land at Gallipoli

The Soldiers' Charity
1945
- All resistance in the Ruhr is ended – 370,000 German prisoners are taken

The Soldiers' Charity
1982
- Argentine forces invade the Falkland islands, marking the start of the Falklands War

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1942
- A small contingent of British Royal Navy vessels operating in the Indian Ocean are warned of the arriving Japanese Navy force.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1942
- The British Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk by the Japanese air strike.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1942
- The HMS Hermes is one of four Royal Navy ships sunk by Japanese Navy aircraft.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1941
- Operation Demon is activated, covering the evacuation of some 51,000 Allied troops from southern Greece via the Royal Navy.


Stop Press!

» Register before 28 September 2018 to be entered into our prize draw to win a copy of ‘Only Remembered’ signed by four contributors including Joanna Lumley

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

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.

Megan and Shaya (Y6) said "We are so lucky to have won this book. I love Michael Morpurgo. Thank you to Red, White and Blue for sending us this book."

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.

Sending money

For details on sending money from Day

Figures

Registered Schools 2018: 287

Supporters 2018: 104,357

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