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Thousands enjoy Yeovilton International Air Day

More than 35,000 visitors flocked to Yeovilton International Air Day at the Royal Naval Air Station in Somerset today to see aviation stars of the past and present.

Among those taking to the skies were the military aerobatic teams, the RAF Red Arrows and the Vulcan bomber.

Aviation fans had a chance to see the Royal Navy and Army's latest aircraft - the Yeovil built Wildcat - plus the RAF Chinook and Sea King helicopters.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight attended with the Royal Navy Historic Flight.



Duke of York to attend Falklands memorial service at Yeovilton

The Duke of York marching with the Fleet Air Arm on the 25th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict Credit: Tim Graham/WPA Rotal/PA Wire

It has been announced that the Duke of York will be attending a Falklands Memorial service at the Fleet Air Arm church in Yeovilton. Prince Andrew served in the Fleet Air Arm during the war, which came to an end 30 years ago today.

Yeovilton Air Day will mark 30 years since Falklands conflict

Royal Navy Lynx helicopters will be on show at the Air Day Credit: ITV Westcountry

It's been announced the Air Day at Yeovilton will mark 30 years since the Falklands conflict as organisers unveil plans for this years event.

Every squadron based at Yeovilton provided aircraft and personel for the conflict and 12 men were killed.

Aircraft used in the Falklands will be on show.

A Wessex helicopter used in the Falklands can be seen on the day Credit: ITV Westcountry
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