Red Arrows take to the sky as thousands attend Folkestone Airshow

Video report by ITV News Meridian's Tony Green

Thousands of spectators headed to the Kent coast this weekend for a glimpse of airborne action as the Folkestone Airshow got underway.

It was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, and this year a wet weather forecast almost cancelled it again.

However the show went on, which included a rare appearance from the Red Arrows, even if the weather did nearly spoil the RAF display team's performance for those watching below.

Watch: Adam Collins, Squadron Leader

Having survived the Luftwaffe, the Dakota battled strong winds to be the only plane in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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Cllr David Monk (Con), Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council said: "After nearly 18 months of doom and gloom, what better way to celebrate the year with the lifting of restrictions."