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Scarborough Armed Forces Day Line-up revealed

Thousands of spectators are expected to flock to Scarborough on Saturday 25 June to see the very best of the RAF in the skies above the town’s South Bay, as part of this year’s Armed Forces Day national event.

Topping the action packed programme will be the RAF Aerobatic Team – the spectacular Red Arrows – one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams.

Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the pilots will take the distinctive red Hawk jets to the skies for 20 minutes to wow spectators with their legendary formations and mind blowing aeronautical skills.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, widely recognised as the UK’s premier military parachute display team, will be another must see on the day.

The team, which is based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, displays at venues all over Britain and Europe throughout the year and will kick off the day’s events with their fine demonstration of freefall and canopy skills.

I’m delighted to confirm that the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as well as operational aircraft from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force, will join sailors, Marines and soldiers in what promises to be a spectacular Armed Forces Day national event in Scarborough this June Commodore Phil Waterhouse

The might and roar of the RAF Typhoon’s twin EJ200 R-R engines and its precision for tight loops and turns will make for another awe inspiring display.

Completing the day’s aerial spectacular will be a flypast of the Avro Lancaster, Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Stuart Clark, our head of operations, venues and events, said:

“We are over the moon to have secured four of the RAF’s most prized air assets for this year’s Armed Forces Day national event in Scarborough.

“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.”

Commodore Phil Waterhouse, Joint Military Commander of the Armed Forces Day national event and Naval Regional Commander Northern England and the Isle of Man, said: 

“I’m delighted to confirm that the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as well as operational aircraft from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force, will join sailors, Marines and soldiers in what promises to be a spectacular Armed Forces Day national event in Scarborough this June.
 
“Iconic in the skies and unmistakable to British eyes, these aircraft are a fitting representation of the unique relationship between the Armed Forces community and the people they serve – a relationship we look forward to celebrating across the borough of Scarborough after two years of waiting.”


Anyone wanting to make sure that they don’t miss one second of the action during the Armed Forces Day national event can now start making their plans.

Organisers have now given the anticipated times and locations for all the parades and displays for what promises to be a packed day.

Photograph: MOD/SAC Connor Tierney RAF

SATURDAY 25th JUNE 2022

TimeItemLocation
10:00Opening of Armed Forces Day national event, ScarboroughSouth Bay – Formal Area
10:30RAF Falcons parachute display teamSouth Bay – Beach
11:00Military Parade Step OffNorth and South Bay
11:25Parade Salute accompanied by flypast of RN Merlin, Wildcat & Navy Wings SeafireSouth Bay – Formal Area
12:10Soldiers of Swing – music performanceSouth Bay – Formal Area
12:35York Military Wives Choir – music performanceSouth Bay – Formal Area
13:00RAF Red Arrows Display TeamSouth Bay
14:00RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Display – Lancaster, Hurricane and SpitfireSouth Bay
14:00 – 16:00Esports GamingScarborough Spa
14:00Joint military presentationScarborough Spa – Theatre
14:30RN Wildcat DisplaySouth Bay
14:40Soldiers of Swing – music performanceSouth Bay – Formal Area
15:00Navy Wings Reliant Stinson displaySouth Bay
15:10The Yorkshire Corps of DrumsSouth Bay – Formal Area
15:30Navy Wings Seafire displaySouth Bay
15:40York Military Wives Choir – music performanceSouth Bay – Formal Area
16:30RAF Typhoon displaySouth Bay
17:00Sunset ceremony, closing prayers & Three Cheers for the Armed ForcesSouth Bay – Formal Area
18:00Frankie Valli and the Four SeasonsScarborough Open Air Theatre
19:30The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood Scarborough Spa – Grand Hall

Pop-up displays by:

  • The Band of the Yorkshire Regiment
  • The Yorkshire Volunteer Band
  • Royal Navy/ Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display
Topping the action packed programme will be the RAF Aerobatic Team – the spectacular Red Arrows – one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams.

The Week Of The Event

DayDateTimeEventVenue
Saturday18/06/202214:00 – 19:00Military Football MatchesScarborough Sports Village
Monday20/06/202210:00 – 11:00Flag Raising – Royal NavyScarborough
Monday20/06/202210:00 – 11:00Flag Raising – British Army & Children’s ParadeWhitby
Monday20/06/202210:00 – 11:00Flag Raising – Royal Air ForceFiley
Tuesday21/06/202213:30 – 14:00Filey Children’s ParadeFiley Seafront
Wednesday22/06/2022Reserve’s DayNational Day
Thursday23/06/202210:00 – 10:45Scarborough Children’s ParadeSouth Bay Beach
Thursday23/06/202218:00Naval WarfarePeasholm Park
Saturday25/06/202210:00 – 17:30Armed Forces Day National EventNorth and South Bay
Saturday25/06/202215:00Naval WarfarePeasholm Park
Saturday25/06/202218:00Franki Valli ConcertOpen Air Theatre
Saturday25/06/202219:30The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines CollingwoodScarborough Spa

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