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Red Arrows to take to the West's skies once more

You'll need to keep your eyes peeled again this summer as the Red Arrows return to the West once more.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will take to the skies above RAF Fairford in typically thrilling fashion on all three days of the airshow.

Last year a bumper crowd of almost 150,000 people were treated to a spectacular displays from across the globe during the three-day Royal International Air Tattoo at the airfield in Gloucestershire.

The Vulcan and Red Arrows in clear skies over Fairford last year Credit: Royal Int. Air Tattoo

Other highlights this year include the twin-turboprop Beech King Air, used by the RAF for advanced multi-engine pilot training.

Adding a touch of nostalgia favourites such as the Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire from the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also take to the sky.

Eager fans will also have the opportunity to meet the Red Arrows in the RAF Village, as well as being able to speak to a number of RAF personnel.

The Red Arrows flank the Vulcan above the crowds Credit: Royal Int Air Tattoo

World-renowned Red Arrows returning to Weston-super-Mare

The Red Arrows performing in 2015. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The world-renowned Red Arrows will be coming back to wow the crowds at this year’s Weston Air Festival.

18 June
They make their appearance at the two-day festival.

It's the fourth year The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will be heading to Weston-super-Mare to perform their precision flying display.

It gives me enormous pleasure to confirm that the Red Arrows and Typhoon will be performing at the Weston Air Festival this year.

The festival is now firmly established in the air show calendar and is the latest addition to what promises to be a packed summer of events on Weston’s seafront.

– Cllr Felicity Baker, North Somerset Council

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Red Arrows at the Fowey Regatta: thousands expected

The Red Arrows performing in a display earlier this year. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Thousands are expected in the Cornish town of Fowey later as the Red Arrows, perform at the regatta.

Bad weather meant the Arrows had to cancel their planned appearance at fireworks championships in Plymouth last night - but all being well they will be soaring across West Country skies today.

Fowey's week-long event is one of the most popular in the sailing calendar. Local Troy yachts will be racing - only 28 of which have ever been built.

Red Arrows cancel Plymouth Fireworks appearance

The Red Arrows performing in a display earlier this month. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Red Arrows have cancelled their display at tonight's fireworks in Plymouth due to the bad weather.

Despite the rain clearing, they say the sea mist and low cloud has made it unsafe for them to fly.

The fireworks themselves, the second night of this year's spectacular British Fireworks Championships, are still going ahead as planned.

Red Arrows soar over Exeter

The Red Arrows are headed for Falmouth Credit: ITV News

The Red Arrows could be seen flying over Exeter today as they set off from the airport.

The RAF aerial display team are headed for Falmouth where they're due to perform over the town's harbour at 6.15pm as one of the highlights of Falmouth Week.

The famous stunt-planes have become a British institution since the formation-flying jets took flight in the mid-sixties.

Red Arrows confirmed for Weston-super-Mare

The Red Arrows are to appear on two days over Weston Credit: Carl Court/Press Association Images

The Red Arrows are to perform on both days at this year's Weston Air Festival on Saturday and Sunday June 21 and 22.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will perform a precision flying display featuring their trademark formations, close-passes and dynamic loops and rolls.

To mark the team’s important role as a global ambassador for the United Kingdom and Royal Air Force, the Red Arrows will be sporting a new Union flag inspired tailfin design at this year’s event.

Today's announcement follows the confirmation that the mighty Avro Vulcan Bomber will appear on the Sunday of the festival.

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Red Arrows thrill the crowds at Minehead Festival

The RAF Red Arrows have been performing at the Minehead Festival in Somerset this afternoon. The town is packed with people watching air displays over the seafront.

Red Arrows in the skies over Minehead, Somerset. Credit: ITV News/Bob Cruwys
The displays are taking place over the seafront to packed crowds. Credit: ITV News/Bob Cruwys
The sunny weather has made for ideal flying conditions for the RAF display team. Credit: ITV News/Bob Cruwys

Schoolchildren clear grave of Red Arrows mascot

A moving ceremony took place today involving a former Red Arrows pilot, who travelled to RAF Fairford to see a newly restored grave of a very special dog.

Dusty was the Red Arrows official mascot back in 1965, but was killed on the eve of the team's first ever display. Now a group of schoolchildren have helped clear Dusty's grave. Ken Goodwin reports.

Former pilot and school children visit Red Arrows mascot's grave

Henry Prince at Dusty's grave with his wife and school children Credit: ITV West Country/Ken Goodwin

A group of school children have helped clear Dusty's grave as the labrador's former owner and original Red Arrows pilot Henry Prince travelled to the grave at RAF Fairford to pay his respects.

School children help clear Dusty's grave Credit: ITV West Country/Ken Goodwin
A group of school children pay their respects to the former Red Arrows mascot, Dusty the labrador Credit: ITV West Country/Ken Goodwin
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