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The Red Arrows return to Plymouth for Armed Forces Day 2019

Updated: May 25, 2019


The Red Arrows doing their thing (Credits: RAF)

The spectacular Red Arrows are coming back to Plymouth Hoe this year, putting on a show for us at the Armed Forces Day celebration, on Saturday, the 29th of June.

In all previous years, big groups of people gathered to behold the amazing aerobatic team. The last time they were in Plymouth was in 2012, when the city hosted the national Armed Forces Day event.



The air show will also include a rescue demonstration from the Coastgoard, in partnership with the RNLI and flypasts by a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter and a classic RAF Spitfire. The Red Arrows will close the spectacular air display, which starts at 5pm.


The Red Arrows team (Credits: RAF)

There will be road closured and exclusion zones in place around the time of the air show, so please plan ahead and follow directions, as these measures are there to ensure public safety.

After the air display, crowds can enjoy a free outdoor concert, headlined by One Step Behind, one of the UK's best Madness tribute bands. The concert will also include a performance bya Tom Jones tribute act and last year's X-Factor runner up, Scarlett Lee.


Plymouth Armed Forces Day (Credits: plymoutharmedforcesday.co.uk)

The Armed Forces Day event is a brilliant opportunity to enjoy a day out for the whole family, but also a great way to show your support for all the men and women in the Armed Forces and a great way to thank them. We all appreciate their hard work and dedication.

Spread out across the Hoe, the event will be organized into a number of "villages", each one showcasing different aspects of the Armed Forces. You will find the Royal Navy village, the Army one, the RAF, the Royal Marines and the emergency services, displaying their vehicles and equipment, and also information about recruitment.


The crest of the RAF Aerobatic Team (also known as the Red Arrows)

One of the most important villages, the Veteran's Village, supported by the Royal British Legion, will bring together more than 60 local charities and organisations that will offer information and support.

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