Thousands turn up to watch Clacton Air Show

The 23rd annual Clacton Air Show gets underway today with regulars the Red Arrows topping the bill tomorrow.

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Red Arrows 'wow' at Clacton Air Show

The Red Arrows have been in action at the Clacton Air Show today.

The RAF Aerobatic Team put on a dramatic show with their distinctive Hawk jets.

The Red Arrows are famous for their acrobatic displays Credit: Jack Tuck
2014 is the 50th display season for the Red Arrows Credit: Jack Tuck
The Red Arrows are made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff Credit: Jack Tuck

Clacton Air Show 'flying high'

Historic planes have been sending hearts soaring at the region's only surviving free air show in Clacton.

140 thousand visitors are expected at the event which runs Thursday 21 and Friday 22 August. It shows no sign of going the way of similar events in Southend and Lowestoft.

Click below to watch a report by Hannah Pettifer:

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Last pair of Lancaster bombers to fly at the Clacton Air Show

The world's two only properly functioning Lancaster bombers take to the skies. Credit: PA

The 23rd annual Clacton Air Show gets underway today with regulars the Red Arrows topping the bill tomorrow.

The highlight of today though will be the last pair of Lancaster bombers in the world flying together.

The RAF's latest war machine the Typhoon will also be putting on a display on both days.

The show starts at 11am and is free.

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