The North Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough is set for an exciting weekend full of adrenaline-fueled action as it welcomes all those involved with the armed forces to celebrate all they do for us putting their lives on the line.
Announced back in 2020, but postponed due to the pandemic. The Armed Forces Day is being hosted in Scarborough this year, and we look forward to saying thank you to all the men and women that make up the Armed Forces including serving troops, their families, veterans and cadets.
This year’s event will be held on both north and south bay along Scarborough seafront and will be held at this weekend on the 25th of June.
Crowds of 100,000 to 200,000 people are expected to head over to the seaside town to witness some fantastic sights and displays put on in celebration.
Some of the things you can look forward to are the Armed Force’s parade along the seafront, military displays, the chance to get up close and personal with military equipment and also an airborne show by the iconic Red Arrows.
All of the Red Arrow pilots are former frontline aircraft and perform incredible acrobatic manoeuvres and formations in the sky to the delight of the people on the ground.
The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team will also be doing some dangerous aerial stunts which will see them free fall displays at speeds of up to 120 mph.
Vintage aircraft Avro Lancaster, Supermarine Spitfire, and Hawker Hurricane will do a flypast on the day as well.
Head of Operations for Scarborough Council Stuart Clark said: “We are over the moon to have secured four of the RAF’s most prized air assets.
“We know from our previous events how much of a crowd-puller the Red Arrows are and the popularity of the other jaw-dropping aerial displays. We are excited about pulling out all the stops to make the event weekend a fitting tribute to our Armed Forces and a triumphant return for the national event after two years absence.”
Check out times and lineup below:
10am – The event Kicks off with hundreds of thousands of people expected
10.30am – The RAF Falcons parachute display team at South Bay beach
11am – A military parade step-off from North and South Bays
11.25am – A parade salute will coincide with a flypast of the Royal Navy Merlin Mk2 and Wildcat helicopters and the Navy Wings charity’s Seafire
1pm – The RAF Red Arrows display team are expected to launch a series of spectacular afternoon air displays with a 20-minute aerobatic display over the South Bay
2pm – The Avro Lancaster, Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will fly over followed by a display from the Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter at 2.30pm
3pm – A display from the Royal Navy Stinson Reliant will take place before a display by the Royal Navy Seafire at 3.30pm
4pm – The might and roar of the RAF Typhoon’s twin EJ200 R-R engines and its precision for tight loops and turns will bring the air display programme to a memorable close
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