Remembering the summer of 1916 for Red, White and Blue Day 2016 - Friday 14 October (or any day in October or November 2016)

The Somme was one of the bloodiest battles of World War One, with 20,000 British soldiers losing their lives on the first day of the battle. In all, the campaign cost nearly 1,300,000 dead and wounded soldiers on both sides.

In the High Seas the Royal Navy took on the might of the German Navy in a move to control shipping lanes and freedom of movement in the Battle of Jutland. The battle, which was a strategic victory for the Royal Navy, kept the German Navy from attempting any further attacks against the British for the rest of the war.

Held on Friday 14th October, Red, White and Blue Day 2016 will be joining the rest of the UK and remembering the momentous events of 1916 - on land, and at sea – which had a huge impact on the outcome of the war.

Red, White and Blue Day is a national fundraising campaign for schools run annually by the three national Service charities. It's an opportunity for children to come to school dressed in red, white and blue and to donate just £1 to support the work of ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

For further information see www.redwhiteblueday.co.uk/

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