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Red, White & Blue Day 2017

Last Friday, 6th October, marked the Charity’s annual Red, White & Blue day in schools. The annual fundraising initiative, which raises vital funds for ourselves, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy, and Royal Marines Charity, helps us to promote awareness of the difficulties faced by Service families.

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Edinburgh school takes on military marching competition for UK’s service charities

Pupils from George Watson’s College take to drill for Red, White & Blue Day

On March 16th, senior pupils from George Watson’s College in Edinburgh took part in a special military marching house competition to raise awareness for Red, White & Blue Day, a national fundraising day for the UK’s main service charities that the School has supported regularly over the last few years. The competition saw the pupils battle against each another in their respective school Houses, with the winners being chosen by the Garrison Sergeant Major of the Edinburgh Army Garrison.

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Get pupils to build a battleship and remember the Battle of Jutland with Red, White & Blue Day 2016

One hundred years ago in May on the cold North Sea, one of the biggest naval battles in history took place. Pitting the might of the Royal Navy against the German High Seas Fleet, 250 dreadnoughts, battleships, destroyers and cruisers fought the most pivotal sea battle of the First World War, the Battle of Jutland.

To remember all those that took part, and the many thousands who sacrificed their lives, this year Red, White and Blue Day is asking pupils across the country to make their own paper battleships and set the sails for the seven seas*.

This fun activity will teach the pupils about the Battle of Jutland and challenge their creative skills.

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