They have always had a special place in people's hearts in this part of the world and this year the Red Arrows will mark fifty years of stunts in the skies.
It's an anniversary that's tinged with sadness. Two of the team were killed in accidents in 2011.
One of them was Jon Egging who died while taking part in the Bournemouth Air Festival. A memorial made in his memory was designed by local school children in the town.
Well as the team look to the future and a very busy 2014- they're at the Farnborough airshow, Cowes week and Goodwood just to name a few events- they'll also have a brand new look as Matt Price explains.
The very first sandwich was simply a piece of meat between two slices of bread - requested by none other than the Earl of Sandwich. But the meal has become so popular that this weekend there will be special celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of the timeless lunchtime snack.