Guernsey hosts one of only four air displays held in British Isles this year

The aerial event is to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and the 75th anniversary of Guernsey's liberation. Credit: PA Images

Guernsey today (10 September) hosted one of only four air displays taking place in the British Isles this year.

The aerial event marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and the 75th anniversary of Guernsey's liberation.

There were fears that the annual event would be cancelled because of the pandemic - but the easing of lockdown restrictions in Guernsey meant it could go ahead as planned.

We must thank all the display teams for their enormous support and co-operation in putting this year's display together. Due to a variety of reasons, two teams have stepped in this week and have moved other commitments around to accommodate our display. It is a testament to the relationship we have developed with all these teams and the enjoyment they have displaying in Guernsey.

Barry Neal, Flying Display Director

The Red Arrows also featured in the display, saying they were excited to take to the skies.

Being part of the Guernsey Air Display is a highlight of any display season - the island provides a stunning backdrop for our show and the warmest of welcomes. The Red Arrows always aim to complete a dynamic, thrilling and precision display which demonstrates the excellence of the Royal Air Force and inspires all those watching. This is exactly the same for 2020.

Adam Collins, Red Arrows Pilot
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