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Opening of official memorial to Red Arrows pilot

Red Arrows Memorial to Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging Credit: Martin Dowse

A memorial to a Red Arrows pilot who died when his plane crashed last summer, has officially opened in Bournemouth.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed shortly after a display at the Bournemouth AIr Festival last August.

His wife Dr Emma Higgin was among those who attended the opening of the official memorial to him.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging's wife Dr Emma Higgin (centre) attended the opening of his memorial Credit: Martin Dowse

Red Arrows poised to leave Kent for Olympic flypast

The Red Arrows will be setting off from Manston airport later tonight Credit: PA

The Red Arrows are preparing to take off from Manston airport in Kent tonight to take part in the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will do a flypast in formation over the Olympic Stadium at 20:12 tonight.

Charles Buchanan, Chief Executive of Manston Airport, said: “We're thrilled to play our part in such a momentous event. The entire world will be watching London over the next few weeks and to know that we had a role in the beginning of it all is very exciting.”

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