You can see breathtaking aerobatic displays an hour from Hull for Armed Forces Day 2019

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Awe-inspiring aerobatics will soon be swirling over our skies for Armed Forces Weekend.

Next month, tens of thousands of people will be flocking to the east coast as military celebrations return for 2019, as well as a fireworks display.

From June 28, to June 30, 2019, Armed Forces Weekend is set to be the biggest event held on the east coast of England, with one of the main attractions being the incredible air-displays.

As reported by Grimsby Telegraph, Saturday afternoon will see displays from the solo Strikemaster Display, which was used for RAF training in the 1960s-80s, along with the awe-inspiring aerobatics of the CAP 232, which has more world championship titles to its name than any other aircraft.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s (BBMF) Douglas C-47 Dakota will be doing a flypast at around 4.30pm as well. ZA947 is currently painted to represent Dakota FZ692 of No 233 Squadron, around the D-Day period in 1944.

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This aircraft, which was named Kwicherbichen by her crews, was involved in para-dropping operations on the eve of D-Day and, subsequently, in resupply and casualty evacuation missions into and out of forward airfields in the combat areas.

In the evening, the spectacular Fireflies display team will be dropping by Cleethorpes for the first time ever.  This aerobatic display, at about 9.30pm, will be a little different from what has been seen before with incredible pyrotechnics shooting from the wingtips of the aircraft.



Armed Forces Weekend 2019
Armed Forces Weekend 2019

The grand finale for Saturday will be a 15-minute firework display to music.

On Sunday, Second World War aircraft – the P47 Thunderbolt and the Fairchild Argus – will arrive early in the afternoon, along with another spectacular display from the Fireflies.

 

The BBMF’s Hurricane will be displaying mid-afternoon, followed by the Miles Hawk Trainer – a civilian version of the Miles Magister, used as a trainer by the RAF in the late 1930s.

Sunday’s activities will end with a display from the RAF’s Tucano team, the aircraft used to provide basic fast jet training to pilots, before the amazing Typhoon display team (29 Sqn from RAP Coningsby) “bring on the noise” with a jaw-dropping showcase of mind-blowing speed, power and agility.

 

Organisers have already announced some of the land-based military hardware that will be on the display over the weekend, with a number of current and historic vehicles are set to roll into the resort.

Among these will be the 56-ton Challenger battle tank, which will take part in the parade on Saturday, along with a Scimitar and Armoured Personnel carriers.



The FireFlies Aerobatic Display Team will be lighting up the skies over Cleethorpes on Armed Forces Day
The FireFlies Aerobatic Display Team will be lighting up the skies over Cleethorpes on Armed Forces Day

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a selection of Second World War vehicles will also be making an appearance.

Further details about the Armed Forces Weekend are still to be announced.

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