Red Arrows announced as headline act at Sywell Airshow

The Red Arrows will be performing at Sywell in August 2014. Picture: Crown Copyright ' RAF/Ministry of Defence

The Red Arrows will be performing at Sywell in August 2014. Picture: Crown Copyright ' RAF/Ministry of Defence

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World-famous aerobatics team the Red Arrows will be performing in the skies over the county this summer.

The Sywell Airshow committee said it was proud to announce the Red Arrows – who are this year celebrating their 50th anniversary – would be the headline act at this year’s Sywell Airshow on August 17.

The ‘Reds’, officially the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, return to the Northamptonshire airfield after their triumphant display in jubilee display in 2012.

A spokesman for the committee said: “Securing the Red Arrows again is a massive coup for the organising team.”

Calling the Red Arrows “a real crowd pleaser”, the spokesman added: “They promise their full half hour display which at Sywell, with its wide open layout and close crowd lines, means a grandstand view for all our visitors.

“In addition, an example of the first jet the Reds flew – the Folland Gnat – is also booked to display.”

Other acts announced include the Breitling Wing Walking Team as well as Second World War Spitfires, Mustangs and the 1930s Barnstormers.

The airshow will also be marking the centenary of the First World War with what it describes as the largest aerial dogfight to view in the Northern Hemisphere.

The show is organised to raise funds for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and other local charities.

Further information and tickets, including early bird discounts and family deals, are available from the airshow’s website.

You can also email the aerodrome or call 01604 491112.