The Red Arrows Clacton

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows

The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Scampton. The team was formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team, replacing a number of unofficial teams that had been sponsored by RAF commands.   With a trademark combination of close formations and precision flying, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, has been displaying since 1965. One of the premier aerobatic teams in the world, the Red Arrows are the public face of the Royal Air Force and are ambassadors for the United Kingdom.

Clacton Air Show 3rd Thurs and Fri in August
West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW

Event opening times: 11.00am – 9.00pm (Thursday only) & 11.00am to 5.00pm Friday.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows

The team is made up of 120 people, including pilots, engineers and essential support staff. Together, they demonstrate the excellence and capabilities of the Royal Air Force and the Service’s skilled, talented people. Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows have flown 4,660 displays in 56 countries, as of the end of 2014 – the Squadron’s 50th season. The team has a number of important roles: ?To support UK industry and commerce
To demonstrate excellence, precision and the best of British
To showcase the professionalism of the Armed Forces – their capability, innovation and adaptation
To carry out defence diplomacy overseas, providing vital support for UK industry
To be global ambassadors for the Royal Air Force, Armed Forces and UK
To aid recruitment into the Armed Forces

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th August 2015, West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW

Event opening times: 11.OOam – 5.OOpm. Flights announced so far Vulcan XH558 (Thurs), Red Arrows, Chinook (Thurs), Autogyro, Tigers Parachute Team, Team Raven, Sally B, Tutor & Typhoon, BBMF, Rolls Royce Spitfire, Bulldog T1, MiG 15, La Patrouille Reva.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows The Red Arrows Clacton

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows