THE Red Arrows will be returning to Plymouth this year for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 29.
Huge crowds gathered to watch the impressive aerobatic team the last time they performed in the city in 2012, when Plymouth hosted the national Armed Forces Day event.
Deputy council leader Pete Smith said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the Red Arrows will be returning to Plymouth this summer, adding extra excitement to our already impressive Armed Forces Day line-up.”
The Red Arrows will close the air display, which starts at 5pm. The show will also include a rescue demonstration from the coastguard in partnership with the RNLI and flypasts from a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter and an RAF Spitfire.
Visitors to Armed Forces Day can also enjoy the arena programme, with parades, bands and the popular field gun competition, as well as displays of military vehicles and equipment.
Following the air display, there will be a free outdoor evening concert headlined by One Step Behind, the UK’s leading Madness tribute band. Also taking to the stage are last year’s X-Factor runner-up Scarlett Lee and a Tom Jones tribute act.