Tuesday, September 14, 2010

RAF Benevolent Fund Day of Action

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the RAF Benevolent Fund is running an online campaign called the 1940 Chronicle. It’s a storytelling campaign which blogs the experiences of five characters living through the Battle. At the heart of it all is the Chronicle newspaper which breaks real news stories as though they were happening now in real time.

The aim of the campaign is to bring the Battle to life online, to demonstrate the impact of war on serving personnel and to show our appreciation to those who served 70 years ago and those who continue to serve in the RAF today.

This Wednesday is officially Battle of Britain Day and so to mark this important day, we’re holding an online ‘Day of Action’ to encourage as many people as possible to show their gratitude and support by taking one of the following actions:

Visit www.1940Chronicle.com and leave a message of thanks
Write a blog as if you were living through the Battle of Britain in 1940 and tell the Chronicle about it, or just spread the word
Add our official Twibbon to your Facebook or twitter profile
Shout it out! Change your Facebook status or tweet about the Day of Action to show support
Tweet about it using the hashtag #Bob70
Be a hero! Become a 1940's character for the day and change your Facebook profile image to one of our brave heros

We would be delighted if you could support our ‘Day of Action’ and help us spread the word so that we can raise awareness of this important anniversary and the debt of gratitude we owe to those who fought for our freedom 70 years ago.

You can also leave a message of thanks to the RAF at www.rafbf.org/thanks

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