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PICTURES: Crowds flock to see the Red Arrows at Peterhead


By David Porter

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A cool and dry summer evening provided the ideal weather for hundreds of locals and visitors to Peterhead on Wednesday as the town's 60th Peterhead Week celebrations continued with a visit from the Red Arrows.

Leading up to the main display there was a historical visitor in the shape of a vintage Supermarine Spitfire which performed a series of acrobatic manoeuvres out at sea over the harbour.

This was followed by the main showcase as the seven strong team from the RAF's renowned aerial display team arrived in style passing over the crowd and out over the sea.

In a display lasting nearly 20 minutes, the Hawk jets were put through their paces by the team who are made up of experienced pilots all of whom have flown operationally in frontline aircraft in the service.

Rounding off the evening were the RAF Falcons display team.

Team members are all drawn from the personnel of Airborne Delivery Wing, based at RAF Brize Norton and serve for three years undertaking continual advanced training as parachute jumping instructors before returning to normal duties.

Their display included their trademark stacking and syncopated turns before they arrived back on the ground to applause from those at the landing site at Peterhead Links.


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