Red Arrows to return to Scilly over August Bank Holiday

May 11, 2017

The Red Arrows are to return to the skies above Scilly on August Bank Holiday Monday.

 

Photo by Andrew Cox

 

The Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team will perform a 25-minute display on August 28th following the success of last year's appearance at the islands' inaugural Regatta.

 

The display, organised by the Islands' Partnership, will be sponsored by Tresco Island.

 

The Regatta will return in 2018, but the IP says there will be a "whole range of other fun events and entertainment to look forward to throughout this year’s Bank Holiday weekend".

 

Tresco owner Robert Dorrien-Smith said: “Last year’s event was a true spectacle, bringing the islands together and really putting us on the map. The excitement across the islands was palpable and it was a real boon for Scilly.

 

Photo by James Darling Photography

 

"The display also delivered a very real economic boost for the islands, with businesses across Scilly saying there was a noticeable lift in trade at the end of the summer holidays.

 

“We hope this sponsorship - part of our wider commitment to the islands and their future - will bring great benefits to Scilly’s business community, and great pleasure to islanders and visitors alike.”

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