Appeal for collectors to ensure Red Arrows return to Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 July 2017

Red Arrows at Sidmouth 2016. Ref shs 34-16TI 6390. Picture: Terry Ife

Red Arrows at Sidmouth 2016. Ref shs 34-16TI 6390. Picture: Terry Ife

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The RAF’s acclaimed aerobatic team will perform over Sidmouth on Friday, August 25, to open the regatta weekend – but support is needed to ensure the spectacle is repeated next year.

Red Arrows at Sidmouth 2016. Ref shs 34-16TI 6391. Picture: Terry IfeRed Arrows at Sidmouth 2016. Ref shs 34-16TI 6391. Picture: Terry Ife

The Red Arrows will be joined by the ever-popular Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, whose pilots will be performing flypasts from 6pm.

The ‘Reds’ will be performing their full display from 6.30pm.

Town clerk Christopher Holland said: “Last year saw record crowds enjoy what organisers, residents and visitors called the best display ever over the natural amphitheatre of the seafront.

“Though supported and organised by Sidmouth Town Council, the costs have been borne entirely from the kind generosity of sponsors and the public attending through their donations. In order to see this continue as an annual event, more than 100 collectors are needed along The Esplanade and on the hills either side of the valley.

“Without more volunteers, this year could be the last time Sidmouth sees such an event.”

Anyone interested in collecting should call Oliver Salter on 07966 064685.


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