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Red Arrows pull out of the islands air display shows

The Red Arrows performing in the islands at last year's air shows.

The Red Arrows are away on tour and will not be able to perform in the island's air shows, according to the organisers of the Guernsey and Jersey Air Displays.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team were due to perform their annual finale at the islands air shows this September.

Every endeavour is now being deployed by the Guernsey Air Display to source and secure display aircraft and aerobatic teams to take the place of the Red Arrows.

The Red Arrows’ last 2017 public display in the UK will take place on 9th and 10th September before they depart on tour, the MOD have confirmed.

The famous aerobatic display group has ended most of the displays in the island since it began in the 1950's, and has been a firm favourite at the annual event for more than 50 years.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), comprising the Lancaster, the Hurricane and the Spitfire, are still confirmed to open the Guernsey Air Display that will have extra poignancy this year as it marks the 60th anniversary of the BBMF.

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