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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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Wildcat among the displays at Yeovilton's Air Day

More than 35,000 visitors have flocked to Yeovilton International Air Day to see aviation stars of the past and present.

A 5 hour flying display included the Royal Navy's new Wildcat HM2 helicopter, built in Yeovil at Agusta Westland.

Cdre Jock Alexander is Commanding Officer at RNAS Yeovilton:

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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.

Giving military children a voice

Many of the UK's 90,000 children of service personnel live in our region. Many have to cope with the stress of having one of their parents far away, often facing the dangers of conflict.

In the latest update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - a group of military youngsters in Plymouth aim to help schools better understand the stresses and strains they face in family life.

HMS Turbulent prepares to leave operational service

The Plymouth-based submarine HMS Turbulent will officially leave operational service at a decommissioning ceremony on Saturday (14th July) after 29 years of service.

The event marks the end of distinguished service, of the second oldest of the Royal Navy’s Trafalgar Class submarines with the Royal Navy and will be staged in HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth.

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