Reading Force

Reading Force gives FREE books and scrapbooks to all British Forces families, Reserves, Cadets and Ex-Service families, with children aged 0 – 18!

Schools can register to receive FREE Reading Force scrapbooks and give them to Forces families as part of their pastoral support, click here.

Doing Reading Force helps keep families close and connected through sharing books, whether at home together or separated by deployment or training.

How families take part…in three easy steps!

1. Get your special Reading Force scrapbook from your school, HIVE or join today  and we’ll send you one.

2. Form a mini book group with your family and choose a book to share.  – Reading Force’s recommended reads list could help you choose.

3. Read the book, taking turns to read chapters or reading to each other -together, or over the phone or Skype. Chat and fill your scrapbook with your thoughts about the book.

Include anything you want in your scrapbook – doodles, postcards, letters, photographs, drawings, and notes.

You can enter your finished scrapbook into the Reading Force Scrapbook Competition! Every family receives a certificate and wins a book for taking part. Competitions are held twice a year – 30th April and 31st October.

Claim your free book to get you started with Reading Force by filling in the postcard inside your scrapbook or requesting one on our website.

Check out our website for Reading Force competition prizes and details, for more information about Reading Force, see what other families have done in their scrapbooks, read our blog, request your free scrapbook, and much more!

The We’ll Meet Again Museum

The We’ll Meet Again Museum offers a unique learning experience enhanced by role play and hands on education. The purpose-built award winning facility is the brainchild of Paul and Linda Britchford who have dedicated many years to this project.

The museum is home to one of the most extensive WW2 collections in the country inducing Home-front and Military. These special educational days are closed to the public and exclusive to the visiting school, the day is lead by Paul and Linda and covers most aspects of life in Britain during WW11, topics covered include Rationing, Dig for Victory, Women’s Land Army, Home Guard, the Blitz and much more.

The 3D Blitz experience is also part of the learning day, visitors will get the chance to see what it must have been like to be in an air-raid during the War.

The museum also hosts closed to the public events (booking essential) for private groups and organisations.

Open to the public Friday – Sunday and selected Bank Holidays from 10am -4pm.  On-site café and fully disabled friendly throughout!

We’ll Meet Again Museum,

Shore Road, Freiston, Boston, Lincolnshire PE220LY

Contact Paul and Linda on Tel: 01205 270473 or Mobile: 07903 529614

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My Daddy’s Going Away

My Daddy’s Going Away is a children’s colour picture book. It is not only a fun read, but great for use in all families where Dad has to leave home from time to time. It explains paternal absence through a poem about an alien dad who flies off to work and adventures, loves his children, communicates with them while away, and then flies home.

Ages: 3-9
Author: Christopher MacGregor
Foreword: HRH The Prince of Wales

Red, White & Blue Day
℅ ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Mountbarrow House
6-20 Elizabeth Street
London SW1W 9RB

Call 0845 5046352

Sending Money
For details on sending money from your Red, White & Blue Day visit our donation page or call 0845 5046352