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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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- RAF air-sea rescue units were involved in one of the most intensive operations ever launched in their support of the rescue efforts in the wake of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster.

- The first detachment of RAF support helicopters was despatched to Northern Ireland to assist the British Army in their peacekeeping role in the violence between Protestant and Catholic communities.

The Soldiers' Charity
- Battle of the Somme

The Soldiers' Charity
- Battle of Passchendale

The Soldiers' Charity
- Mutual Assistance agreement between British and Soviets

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- The Duke of Edinburgh, Captain General Royal Marines, presents new Colours to 40, 42 and 45 Commandos on Plymouth Hoe.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Submarine Tigris sank the Italian submarine Michele Bianchi and submarine Torbay sank the Italian submarine Jantina off the coast of Turkey.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Portsmouth Dockyard seriously damaged by enemy air attack.

» Click here to download the WRNS 100 celebration event listing

Watch Red White and Blue Day films