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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 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.

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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Original Red Arrows member back in Gloucestershire

One of the original members of the Red Arrows has been back to the Gloucestershire airbase where the world famous aerobatic team was created, as part of their 50th birthday celebrations.

Henry Prince is now 80 year old, but remembers flying with the arrows on their first public display in back in 1965. Ken Goodwin reports.