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Crowds arrive for day two of Sunderland Air Show

The weather is good, but taking a turn for the worse later on. Credit: ITV News

The stage is set for day two of the Sunderland Air Show, and crowds are already flocking to the event.

There's music from the Band of the Royal Marines to get onlookers in the mood for today's displays.

The Band of the Royal Marines are playing. Credit: ITV News
The area is bustling for today's displays. Credit: ITV News

Today's displays are taking place half-an-hour earlier than originally planned, so the action will start at 12:15, while it's still sunny.

Displays take place 30 minutes earlier because of the weather. Credit: ITV News

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Sea King in search and rescue reconstruction

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Sea King helicopter crews of 771 Squadron provide search and rescue cover 24 hours a day in the south west of England.

They have been giving crowds at the Sunderland Airshow a taste of the kind of operations the carry out.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Westland Sea King provides a wide range of services in both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

It has seen action in wartime roles in the Falklands, the Gulf War, the Balkans conflict, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Sea King is used by many other countries besides the UK including Australia, India, Norway and Germany.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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