Be part of Red, White & Blue Day on 5th October 2018
Three Charities, Three Colours, One Cause...£1

Every October, thousands of school children across the UK get dressed up in red, white & 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!

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

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Notable dates

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RAF
1940
- In an effort to break the resolve of the British people, Hitler orders the bombing of London over the bombing of strategic RAF airfields and installations.

1942 -The crew of a No. 70 Squadron Wellington crash-landed in the North African desert after the aircraft had been damaged by flak over Tobruk. Over the next 28 days five of them trekked 400 miles through enemy lines and were eventually picked up by a patrol on a Long Range Desert Group. The sixth man was captured and became a POW.

RAF
1940
- The Luftwaffe mounted its biggest daylight attack on London with 1,020 sorties flown over England. Fighter Command flew 705 sorties and in the course of these operations the Luftwaffe lost 56 aircraft. This day has since been recognised at 'Battle of Britain Day'.

The Soldiers' Charity
1915
- Battle of Loos – British Forces use poison gas for the first time

The Soldiers' Charity
1944
- Battle of Loos – British Forces use poison gas for the first time

The Soldiers' Charity
2007
- Last 550 British troops stationed at Basra Palace withdraw to main coalition base at Basra airport


Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1945
- Japan surrenders. Victory in Japan (VJ) Day is celebrated.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1950
- RM Bands integrated on formation of RM School of Music

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1993
- HMS Vanguard, the first of the Royal Navy's Trident submarines, accepted at sea from Vickers Shipbuilding.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1989
- Ten members of the Royal Marines staff band and a civilian killed by terrorist bomb at RM School of Music at Deal.



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Figures

Money raised in 2017: £22,537.00

Registered Schools 2018: 2

Supporters 2018: 360

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