This summer, Scarborough residents will be treated to a unique experience with the Red Arrows scheduled to perform over the area. On Saturday the 24th of June, the town of Scarborough will be holding its Armed Forces Day celebrations and as part of the show, it has been announced that there will be a display over the South Bay for 20 minutes.
The chair of the Armed Forces Day Steering Group, Councillor Tom Fox stated that they had secured the Red Arrows to perform during the Armed Forces Day celebrations this year and they were very thrilled since this represented a major coup for Scarborough. According to the chair, the Red Arrows were going to put on an air show for a full 20 minutes.
He also added that once again, a Spitfire display from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight would be gracing the event.
In addition to all this, for the first time ever, a parachute display team from the RAF Falcon will be landing on the beach on the South Bay. The RAF Falcon’s Parachute Display Team is the UK’s Premier Military Parachute Display Team.
The Area Director for Welcome to Yorkshire and Scarborough Borough Council’s Tourism manager, Janet Deacon, stated that with regard to the scheduling of events and festivals that had been planned for the Yorkshire Coast, 2017 was already proving to be a wonderful year. According to her, securing of the Red Arrows to perform on Armed Forces day was very good news. If they year 2013 was anything to go by, she added, they were expecting that a large number of people, including friends and families of people in the Armed Forces, were going to turn up. They would also be expecting a large number of visitors who would just be there to enjoy the activities that had been planned for that day.
Finally, she thanked the Scarborough Hospitality Association and the Scarborough Seafront Traders who had all contributed generously to help make the Armed Forces Day event in Scarborough possible.
This will be the ninth year that the event is being held. The event is free to enter and apart from the highlights mentioned above, there will also be more than 20 stalls at the Vintage Fair and there will be a display of military vehicles, classic cars from before the WW2 and steam transport. There will also be marching bands and tribute songs on the day.