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Herne Bay air show: Red Arrows perform on display team's busiest day of year

By Dan Wright

Fans of the Red Arrows were treated to a stunning display by the mighty jets at Herne Bay on the team's busiest day of the year.

Thousands of people began descending on the town this morning for the BayPromoTeam's annual show, which kicked off with a Wildcat Aerobatics display just before 1pm.

The Red Arrows were the highlight of the South East Air Show arriving on the dot at 6.15pm - and fresh from two displays at Eastbourne and Biggin Hill.

The Red Arrows thrilled crowds with their display
The Red Arrows thrilled crowds with their display

The AeroSPARX display team closed the show at dusk, performing with colourful pyrotechnics about two hours after the Red Arrows.

Organisers had urged spectators not to drive to the event, asking visitors to take the train or bus instead.

But photos of illegally parked cars have been posted on social media, with buses unable to pass through some streets in the town.

Two de Havilland Vampire jets performed, along with five vintage warbirds from the Second World War, 10 replica First World War aircraft, 11 aerobatic machines and two helicopters.

The stunning Douglas Dakota C-47, which was drafted in by organisers just this week, also took to the skies.

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