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Red Arrow's first mascot remembered fifty years on

Dusty who was killed in an accident before Red Arrow's first official display. Credit: ITV Anglia

One of the first Red Arrow display pilots has been back to see the grave of their first mascot who was killed in an accident just before their debut flight in 1965.

Henry Prince's Golden Retriever, Dusty, was hit by an aircraft as it taxied on a runway. Now local school children have restored the grave and Henry, who's from Norfolk, has been back to visit it.


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

Inquest reopens into Red Arrow pilot's death

Red Arrows pilot, Jon Egging was killed in 2011 Credit: PA

The inquest is due to resume today of a Red Arrows pilot from Rutland who died after performing at an air show last year.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, 33 was killed when his Hawk T1 aircraft came down near Bournemouth Airport in Dorset on 20 August 2011.

The inquest was opened and adjourned later that month, and is due to resume from 10am today.

It is expected to last for up to two days.

Author's tribute to Red Arrows pilots

A year ago Red Arrows pilot Flight Leftenant Jon Egging from Rutland died in a crash at a Bournemouth airshow.

Now a photographer from Cambridgeshire has been speaking about the time he spent with the display team before the accident

Keith Wilson from Ramsey spent a year with the Red Arrows taking photos for his new book - he's dedicated it to the two pilots who died last year.


Red Arrows to appear at Suffolk airshow

Airshow Credit: ITV Anglia

Final preparations are being made in Lowestoft for the town's seafront airshow which opens tomorrow. The two day event is expected to attract more than four hundred thousand people.

The show's being held at the weekend for the first time in its history to avoid clashing with the Olympic Games. The Red Arrows are among the aircraft due to be taking part.