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Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces 2018

Type:Major Event

Weston-super-Mare Seafront, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1BE
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Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces 2018

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The 2018 Weston Air Festival will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June on the Weston-super-Mare Seafront and Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare.The free event is a mix of spectacular aerobatic displays and armed forces celebrations. There will be trade stands and activities to entertain the whole family.

Weston-super-Mare is showing its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets, with a two day event happening on Beach Lawns.  Held on the same weekend as the Air Festival, the event will feature displays by the Royal Marines, as well as the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, Plymouth, the Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Pipes and Drums, local cadet groups, and The Marionettes. Supported by Weston-super-Mare Town Council and Weston BID.

 

Saturday 23rd June Armed Forces Day Events:

10.45 Service Cadet Tug of War Competition - Heats

11.45 Band of HM Royal Marine, Plymouth and the Parade will form on the Promenade to the north of the Grand Pier.

12.00 Band and Parade will march along the Promenade from the Grand Pier into the arena.

12.15 Formal Opening and Flag Raising Ceremony

12.55 Display by the Band of HM Royal Marines Plymouth

13.15 Royal Marines, Unarmed Combat Display

13.30 The Marionettes

14.20 World War 1 Centenary - Stories of 6 local people who served in the War

14.50 Field Gun Race

15.20 Interservice Cadet Tug of War - Final.

15.35 Royal Air Forces Association present ' The Red Planks Challenge'

16.05 290(Weston-super-Mare) Squadron Air Training Corps Red Barrows Display

16.20 Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display

16.35 Somerset Cadet Battalion, Army Cadet Force ' The Silver Bugles' Sounding Retreat

Please note times are subject to change.

 

Saturday 23rd June Flight Schedule*

1pm - 2pm: Typhoon, Team Raven, Autogyro and Mustang.

2pm - 3pm: Gazelle Team, Pitts Specials S-S G-TWRL, Red Bull BO-105 and Strikemaster.

3pm - 4pm: T67 Firefly, Catalina, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Aerosuperbatics.

4pm – 5pm: Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers and Red Arrows.

*All air displays are subject to change depending on weather conditions and operational commitments that could take the military displays elsewhere at short notice.

 

Sunday 24th June Armed Forces Day Events:

12.00 Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display

12.15 290(Weston-super-Mare) Squadron Air Training Corps Red Barrows

12.30 Band of TS Weston (Weston Sea Cadet Corps) Band Display

12.50 TS Weston Sea Cadet Corps Junior Section Field Gun Run

13.00 World War 1 Centenary - Stories of 6 local people who served in the war

13.30 TS Weston Sea Cadet Corp Club and Cutlass display

13.45 Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display

14.00 Weston Brass Band Display

14.55 Band Display

15.30 Drumhead Service

16.00 Muster

16.10 'Only Remembered' sung by 6 servicemen and choir

Sunset and Evening Hymn

Lone Piper

National Anthem

De-muster

Please note times are subject to change.

 

Sunday 24th June Flight Schedule

1pm – 2pm: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, T67 Firefly, Strikemaster and Red Bull BO-105.

2pm – 3pm: Mustang, Autogyro, Catalina and Red Arrows.

3pm – 4pm: Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers and Team Raven

4pm – 5pm: Pitts Special S-1S G-TWRL, Gazelle Team and Typhoon.

*All air displays are subject to change depending on weather conditions and operational commitments that could take the military displays elsewhere at short notice.

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Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend 2018 (23 June 2018 - 24 June 2018)

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