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RAF Cosford marks the second anniversary of German bomber rescue before Air Show

The famous red arrows will be the stars of the show at RAF Cosford Air Show Photo: Ashok Saxena / Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

The famous RAF Cosford Air Show returns this Sunday and once again, the world famous Red Arrows will be headlining the show.

Acknowledged as one of the best aerobatic display teams in the world, the Red Arrows have recently revealed a new paint scheme for their Hawk aircraft this year, showcasing them as the ‘Best of British’. The team’s display mixes nine-ship formations with synchro manoeuvres, all of which involve their patriotic red, white & blue smoke.

The Red Arrows inspire and entertain millions of people annually and we are extremely pleased to see them returning to RAF Cosford. The flying display for this year’s show is filling up fast, with a carefully selected mix of exciting military aircraft, historic warbirds and entertaining civilian acts.”

– Peter Reoch, Air show spokesperson

As well as the Air Show, RAF Cosford in Shropshire are marking the second anniversary of the rescue of the world's only surviving world war two German bomber.

Engineers are working hard to restore the last surviving Dornier World War II bomber after it was rescued from the bottom of the ocean after resting there for more than 70 years.

Visitors to the RAF Cosford Air Show will also have the opportunity to get hands on with the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s newest Eurocopter EC135 helicopter, which has been confirmed for static display on Sunday 14th June.

The iconic red helicopter, which is one of three used by the charity, is taking part in the Midland’s largest aviation event for the first time in 2015, as part of the show’s Search and Rescue theme. T

The Air Ambulance EC135 will be part of our unique ‘SAR Zone’ at the show, which will showcase the work of the Emergency Services alongside an array of Search and Rescue aircraft types. Our award winning ground displays are a highlight for many visitors, which make the RAF Cosford Air Show a great day out for all the family.”

– Peter Reoch, Air Show Spokesperson