Remember RAF100

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Remember RAF100 is a First World War commemoration programme which marks the formation of the RAF 100 years ago (on 1 April 1918) as well as commemorating the many air service personnel who lost their lives during the First World War. With the project you can discover their stories, remember their contribution, and share your findings with your community.

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The programme is a unique opportunity for schools and community groups across the UK to mark the centenary of the Armistice, and to discover and commemorate the contributions of the RAF in the First World War and the present day. The project has free informative resources and an expenses scheme for small scale funding available, inviting groups to discover local RAF history and to commemorate First World War service personnel in 2018.


Commemoration activities

Find your nearest air service war grave with the Remember RAF100 database available via email The Remember RAF100 database is designed to help you research-and-remember RAF service personnel who lost their lives in World War One. Once you have researched the RAF in your local area or community, visit a grave or memorial. Your visit to a war grave remembers the contribution made by those in your local community.

You could also illustrate our specially commissioned poetry book with poems by children’s author Jim Eldridge.

“Encouraging members of the Warndon community, both young and old, to research and tell the stories of local people buried nearby who served during the First World War, and to commemorate their lives in simple, but poignant ways, was both humbling and a privilege”

James Robertson at Warndon Library

Read the full case study here >

How you can get involved in Remember RAF100

Email us at to take part and for further information.

Keep up-to-date with the project

You can share your stories with us and how you’re getting involved with Remember RAF100 on social media using #RAF100.

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Remember RAF100 is led by Big Ideas and funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and RAF100, through the Chancellor’s LIBOR funds. Remember RAF100 is part of Remember Together, which brings diverse communities together to commemorate shared – and often sidelined – heritage, bringing significant marginalised heritage into the mainstream.