Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 1°C

min temp: 1°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Clacton: Red Arrows set to return to Clacton Air Show

18:39 22 April 2014

The Red Arrows in action at a previous Clacton air show.

The Red Arrows in action at a previous Clacton air show.

Archant

The Red Arrows are set to return to the Clacton Air Show this summer.

The world’s premier aerobatic display team are in high demand this year as it is their 50th anniversary.

Mark Platt, Tendring district councillor for tourism and events, said “In their distinctive Hawk jets they perform dynamic displays around the world and it is a great honour to host them in Clacton.

“They are great ambassadors for Britain including the pilots, engineers and support staff that make up the whole team.

“Whenever you are organising an event such as this you always want the Red Arrows but there will be a whole host of aircraft on board by the time the show comes around and one or two surprises.”

The air show takes place over August 21-22, and also includes the Tucano.

Last year’s event attracted more than 140,000 people to the town across the two days, boosting the local economy by an estimated £4million.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Images from Trimley man Charlie Burton's dashcam footage of a driver travelling the wrong way along the A14 near Ipswich

A driver who saw his family have a near miss with a car travelling the wrong way down the A14 says it was the ‘single worst moment’ of his life.

Police are trying to find Samuel Creed, 16, who was last seen in Bury St Edmunds town centre yesterday,

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16-year-old-boy from Bury St Edmunds.

Ipswich Railway Station

Rail passengers travelling from London to Clacton, Colchester and Ipswich tonight are facing cancelled trains or delays of up to 45 minutes due to a defective track on the outskirts of London.

Nestlé Purina Pet Food Factory at Sudbury has launched a Pets at Work scheme

A pet food factory site in Sudbury is set to become the first in the group’s UK business to open its doors to pets in the workplace.

The attack happened in Colchester town centre

Two men involved in a brawl in Colchester town centre have been warned by a judge they face a “significant” jail term.

Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival. St Peter and St Mary’s Church. Pictured is Rev Michael Eden.

A Christmas tree made from marshmallow and gingerbread is one of more than 400 unusual festive firs drawing in huge crowds to a popular annual Suffolk festival.

The fire brigade with their horse drawn engines in 1907

It is difficult to imagine that there was a time, right up until the later part of the Victorian era, that towns like Ipswich did not have a fire brigade available to everybody, writes David Kindred.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24