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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

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

- 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
- A German U-boat sinks The 'Lusitania'

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

- 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
- Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins

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

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

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- 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
- 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
- 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.

» Click here to download the WRNS 100 celebration event listing

Watch Red White and Blue Day films