Red Arrows returning for Plymouth Armed Forces Day
We are very excited that the spectacular Red Arrows will return to Plymouth this year for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June.
7 years ago, here at the New Continental Hotel, we witnessed huge crowds gathering to watch the impressive aerobatic team. It’s truly sensational that they are returning once again, as Plymouth hosts the national Armed Forces Day event.
We hear from Councillor Pete Smith, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council. He explains why he believes this addition will make such a difference:
“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. What’s great is the display 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. It really will be a day to remember!
With so much more…
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 also 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.
There will be some road closures and exclusion zones put into place around the time of the air display to ensure public safety. We will keep you posted as we find out more, but to stay in tune and find out more as it’s released, you can visit the site: Armed Forces Day
Stay with us…
If you are thinking of visiting Plymouth this summer, then the Armed Forces weekend is a great weekend to really see the beauty of our Ocean City. Check out our availability now and make a plan to really look forward to.