Packed programme for Armed Forces Day

Scarborough Armed Forces Day 2013''The Red Arrows display over Scarborough''132701kk

Scarborough Armed Forces Day 2013''The Red Arrows display over Scarborough''132701kk

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An action packed programme of thrilling displays and interactive exhibits is being planned for this year’s Armed Forces Day in Scarborough on Saturday 28 June from noon.

Highlights will include a display by the much-loved and admired Vulcan Bomber, the last of its type still flying. Arguably the world’s greatest aircraft, the display is expected to draw huge crowds to the town.

Other aerial highlights include the historic Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane aircraft that make up the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, an increasingly rare appearance from the RAF Sea King helicopter and a display by the RAF Tucano.

Starting off in the skies above south bay and landing on the beach below will be the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team.

Widely recognised as the UK’s premier military parachute display team, the Falcons, based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, display at venues all over Britain and Europe throughout the year.

The Scarborough display is one of two that the Falcons will be taking part in on 28 June, with the other being at the national Armed Forces Day event in Stirling.

On the ground, there will be a Yorkshire Regiment Freedom Parade, Standards and Veterans Parade, Red Arrows and Lancaster Bomber simulators, paintball, climbing tower, World War I exhibition, infantry bridge, shooting ranges, military vehicles display, beach activities and various other exhibits and stalls.

Scarborough Council leader Tom Fox said: “The event’s popularity has increased each year and we’re hoping for bumper crowds again this summer. We’re working hard to provide a spectacular programme with something for all the family to enjoy while, allowing us to pay tribute to the dedication and sacrifice of our Armed Forces past and present.”