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Red Arrows mark high point for regatta

A VISIT from the Red Arrows and a bid to create a world record are guaranteed to make this year's Deal Regatta Week a winner.

"It's going to be a big week and carnival night on July 31 will be very special," said John Trickey, chairman of the Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Regatta Association.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will be flying over the town during the Wednesday night Party On The Prom on July 30.

There will also be a parachute jump by members of the Royal Artillery, who will repeat the display on carnival night.

The big world record attempt will take place during the procession when the regatta association will attempt to create a statistic of the most people singing and performing to the Village People's YMCA.

At a certain time pubs along the carnival route will broadcast the song on KM-fm radio from its 94.4 or 106.8 wavelength.

Mr Trickey said: "Everyone will be asked to sing and perform the dance to the music and if all the spectators take part it is hoped that this will be thousands of people.

"The parade will stop at a certain time and we hope the song will be broadcast from the floats.

"There will also be sound systems in the streets. It's going to be a great laugh and we are contacting the Guinness Book of Records to hopefully create a world record."

Details of the East Kent Mercury's competition to win two pleasure trips aboard a helicopter will be published in the run-up to Deal Regatta Week.

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