Lincolnshire air show to move to RAF Scampton

Lincolnshire is once again set to host its own air show after an agreement was reached to switch the event to RAF Scampton from 2017.

The Minister of State for Defence, Earl Howe, and the RAF Charitable Trust have announced an agreement has been made with the Royal Air Force to organise an air show at RAF Scampton north of Lincoln, the home of the Red Arrows.

The air show at RAF Waddington was officially scrapped last September 2015 due to “significant security concerns and operational risks,” as the base is home to the 39 Squadron which controls the Reaper drones in Afghanistan.

The Red Arrows are based at RAF Scampton Credit: PA

A major runway replacement project is also underway.

The news was welcomed my Lincoln MP Karl McCartney: