Yeovilton gets ready for its Air Day

More than 30,000 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.

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Aerobatics ahead of Yeovilton Air Day

Yeovilton Air Day is just four days away and the skies above the base have been busy ahead of the event.

30 thousand people are expected at the Royal Naval Air Station on Saturday. Military aerobatic teams from all over the world will be taking part.

Cdr Neil Thompson, Commander Air at RNAS Yeovilton, is organising the day, which will reflect the country's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, with a celebration of carrier aviation, past and present.

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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.

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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