Air show celebrates RAF

East Lothian children look forward to the Red Arrows' 100th anniversary tribute to the RAF at Scotland's National Airshow at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, East Lothian.
East Lothian children look forward to the Red Arrows' 100th anniversary tribute to the RAF at Scotland's National Airshow at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, East Lothian.

The Red Arrow display team will be heading up to the Berwickshire/East Lothian coast on Saturday for the National Airshow at East Fortune.

Anniversary tributes to mark the 100th birthday of the RAF will include the Red Arrows performing a new ‘Centenary Split’ manoeuvre and performances by the RAF Pipes and Drums.

As well as the Red Arrows, the aerial line-up at Scotland’s National Airshow features the delta-winged RAF Typhoon fighter-bomber and a Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane and Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Steve McLean, general manager at the National Museum of Flight, said: “We’re delighted that the RAF is so well represented at Scotland’s National Airshow in the organisation’s centenary year and pleased that our visitors will be able to enjoy everything from fly pasts by historic RAF aircraft and displays by modern jets to the chance to meet Second World War veterans of Bomber Command and a former Red Arrows pilot.

“Combined with the rest of our exciting aerial line-up and a fantastic programme of entertainment on the ground, Scotland’s National Airshow is set to provide a thrilling day out for all the family.”

Visitors will have the chance to chat to former Red Arrows pilot Simon Meade, the Huey helicopter team and RAF tutor team.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 0300 123 6789, and at the gate on the day. Further details can be found at www.nms.ac.uk/airshow.