Join the Remember RAF100 project and commemorate air service personnel who lost their lives in WW1

27 April 2018 | Liz Robertson

2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), founded on 1 April 1918 and essential to the British armed forces in both the World Wars. The Remember RAF100 project commemorates those who have died in RAF service with a special focus on the First World War air services and on war graves and memorials in the British Isles.

Schools and families, community groups from arts, sports, and voluntary sectors: everyone is welcome to take part in Remember RAF100. Discover – Remember – Share the story of the air service with Remember RAF100.


Use the Remember RAF100 database designed to help research-and-remember over 4,800 air service personnel who lost their lives in World War One.


Remember air service personnel by visiting a grave or memorial, or commemorate through creative activities such as making your own First World War plane as an act of remembrance and displaying it in a public place. A free teachers pack is also available with lesson plans and Remember RAF100 poetry.


Schools and community groups can take part in a nationwide commemoration project to honour the 4,805 air service personnel who lost their lives during World War One and are buried or commemorated in the UK. To take part, request a Name your Plane template from the Big Ideas team and return your plane to the team so it is included in remembrance installations in iconic spaces throughout the year.

Remember RAF100 is led by Big Ideas and funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and RAF100.

Free resources, posters and packs are available as well as small scale funding for groups through the eligible expenses scheme (we define a group as 8 or more people). Find out more at and email to join the project.