Berlin Blockade 70

The Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948–12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. At one minute after midnight on 12 May 1949, the Soviets lifted their barricades and restored access to West Berlin.  A British convoy immediately drove through, and the first train from the West reached Berlin at 5:32 that morning.

Call to action

The Royal British Legion will be organising an event at the IWM Duxford on Sunday 12 May 2019 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade. Our event, which we encourage Youth groups to attend, will include a number of educational activities as well as provide an opportunity for groups to meet veterans and hear their stories.

There will also be an opportunity to view concurrent events running in Berlin to mark the 70th Anniversary.

Please fill in your contact details below and we will contact you once registration opens.

If you have any further queries please email

Registration for this event will open in Spring 2019.

Who we are and how we use your personal information

The Royal British Legion is a charity (registered charity number 219279) dedicated to helping members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. We also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.

At the Royal British Legion we take our commitment to maintaining the privacy and security your personal data extremely seriously, ensuring that we meet all data protection requirements. We do not pass on any of the information that you give us to any third parties, except in circumstances where such information may be requested by the police to ensure the security of our events.

What we collect and why

The Royal British Legion will only collect the personal data that is absolutely necessary to register you for one of our events and to ensure the safety and security of that event. That is why we may ask you for different data for different events. When you register for an event your data will be stored in our event accreditation system, which is an Accredit Solutions system.  This allows the Royal British Legion Remembrance Team to contact you about the event.  Please note, this will not be communication regarding fundraising events.

We will not continue to hold any of your data any longer then is required and as such we will delete your personal data one month after the event you have registered to attend.