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AIR DISPLAY ANNOUNCEMENT MARKS 100 DAYS UNTIL SCARBOROUGH ARMED FORCES DAY

An air display will be the centrepiece of Yorkshire’s largest Armed Forces Day event as details of the spectacular show have been unveiled with 100 days to go until the celebrations in Scarborough.

On Saturday 29th June, the skies above the town’s South Bay will host the sights and sounds of the RAF Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 and the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Spitfire and Hurricane, from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

The displays will form part of the packed timetable that Scarborough’s celebration of the Armed Forces is renowned for, alongside colourful parades, land-based displays, musical performances and family activities.

The speed, power, agility and noise of the Typhoon will be showcased in a display by Flight Lieutenant David “Turbo” Turnbull of 29 Squadron.

Bringing the classic and unforgettable sound of the mighty Merlin engine will be the Spitfire of the BBMF. The BBMF display, which represents the hard work, determination, courage and sacrifice made by the RAF during the Second World War II, will also feature a Hawker Hurricane, one of only 12 aircraft of this type left in the world.

Additional displays will be added to the air programme in the coming weeks.

North Yorkshire Council’s executive member for culture, arts and housing, Cllr Simon Myers, said: “Scarborough Armed Forces Day is one of the biggest and most popular annual events in Yorkshire. The breath-taking air displays are, for many spectators, the main highlight of the day and this year’s line-up will be no exception.

“The event will be an exciting day out for all the family and an opportunity to celebrate the contribution and sacrifice of the Armed Forces present and past.”

Hosting Scarborough Armed Forces Day is part of North Yorkshire Council’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

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