Prince Harry's air show surprise

Prince Harry took to the skies today to take part in an Army attack helicopter display at the RAF Cosford air show in Shropshire.

The event was blighted for some motorists stuck in heavy traffic queueing up to enter the event.

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Prince Harry bows to the crowd in surprise air show visit

Prince Harry took part in an Apache helicopter display yesterday at RAF Cosford's annual air show in front of thousands of spectators – all who unaware he was set to perform.

In true air show tradition, Prince Harry bows to the crowd before heading back to the 662 Squadron Army Air Corps base, located at Wattisham in Suffolk.

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RAF Cosford air show visitors tweet Prince Harry surprise

Prince Harry flies Apache helicopter at RAF Cosford air show

Captain Wales Prince Harry was selected to be part of the Apache display team this summer Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Unbeknown to the thousands at RAF Cosford today, Prince Harry was flying overhead as part of the Apache Helicopter Display Team.

The 28-year-old, a co-pilot gunner, serves with the RAF's 662 Squadron of the Army Air Corps (AAC) from which the display crew-members have been selected this year.

Lieutenant Colonel Tim de la Rue, commanding officer of 3 Regiment AAC - part of helicopter attack force in 16 Air Assault Brigade - with responsiblity for the display team, said Harry had been "delighted" to have been selected as part of the display team for the summer.

Motorists tweet traffic woes after long delays into air show

Severe traffic jams caused many motorists long delays as a huge number of visitors to RAF Cosford queued up to enter the air show. Many took to Twitter to share their frustrations.

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