Friday August 25 2017
Sidmouth Red Arrows to be joined by Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Sidmouth Town Council would like to thank those residents and visitors who kindly gave donations towards the Red Arrows display over Sidmouth on Friday 25th August.
Together, the army of collectors organised by Sidmouth Regatta, received £14,500 of the £15,000 required to help secure the participation of the Red Arrows and organise the display. In total there were 87 collectors around the town from various local groups collecting from the estimated 35,000 spectators. Partic...ular thanks is given to Sidmouth Sailing Club, Sidmouth Hotels, Honiton ATC, Sidmouth ATC, Exeter ATC, Sidmouth Catholic Church, Sidmouth Town Council, Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce, Sidmouth Lions Club, Sidmouth Rotary Club, Family members and several volunteer members of the public who responded to requests for help in the local paper. Thanks also to Colin Pyne for allowing the use of the Bedford Hotel as a base for the collectors.
The generosity from those who donated ensures that plans are already in place to arrange another air display for 2018.
Sidmouth Red Arrows to be joined by Battle of Britain Flight
Sidmouth Town Council is delighted to announce the return of the RAF aerobatic team, the Red Arrows to Sidmouth on 25 August 2017. The Town Council has also secured a first for Sidmouth, as it also plays host this year to a display by the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) consisting of Spitfire and Hurricane fighters and a Lancaster bomber.
The two displays will take place between 5.50pm and 7pm on Friday 25 August 2017 as a prelude to Sidmouth Regatta that weekend. This is a date for diaries and not to be missed.
Flown by regular serving RAF Aircrew, the BBMF Flight operates six Spitfires, two Hurricane Mk 2Cs, a Lancaster as well as a C47 Dakota and two Chipmunk aircraft (primarily used for training). Two Spitfires and a Lancaster Bomber will perform a display at 5.50pm before the nine jets of the ever popular Red Arrows arrive to thrill the crowds at 6.30pm.
2016 saw huge crowds in our popular seaside town and thanks to the generous donations of the public, the return of the display team was secured for another year. The Chairman of Sidmouth Town Council, Jeff Turner commented: “I am delighted to welcome not just the Red Arrows but also the Battle of Britain Flight to display over what must be one the most perfect arenas in the country for an air display, our beautiful seafront.
The Red Arrows will display on 25th August 2017.
Display subject to weather conditions.
To see YouTube videos of The Red Arrows in Sidmouth Click here