Red Arrows celebrate 50 years

The Red Arrows are preparing to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and the team will visit our region on several occasions throughout the summer.

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Red Arrows to take to the skies for the 50th year

It was the height of the swinging sixties, and in the skies above Britain nine bright red jet aircraft performed their first ever flying display.

We're talking about the Red Arrows of course, and this year they're celebrating their 50th year of displays.

The team visits the East of our region three times in a busy summer schedule - first in Norfolk at the Cromer Carnival on August 20, then two days later at the Clacton Airshow on the Essex coast, and finally at the Duxford Airshow on September 14.

In the West of the region, they'll be at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, then coming back to Northamptonshire for the Sywell Airshow on August 17.

And to celebrate their golden anniversary year they're giving the planes a makeover - so will they be the blue arrows, the green arrows, the gold arrows or something a little more subtle?

Click below to watch a report from ITV's Matt Price

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