Sidmouth Regatta needs YOU to help bring the Red Arrows back next year

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 August 2017

Red Arrows at Sidmouth 2016. Ref shs 34-16TI 6367. Picture: Terry Ife

Red Arrows at Sidmouth 2016. Ref shs 34-16TI 6367. Picture: Terry Ife


Volunteers are needed to collect cash to keep the RAF display team coming back to Sidmouth

Sidmouth Regatta needs you to help bring the Red Arrows back next year.

The RAF’s elite aerobatic pilots will be flying over the seafront from 6.30pm on Friday, August 25, when volunteers will be collecting donations to ensure they return in 2018.

The Red Arrows will be preceded by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Lancaster Bomber and two Spitfires have now confirmed their flight time as 5.50pm.

Town clerk Christopher Holland said: “The three-strong Sidmouth Regatta committee of Oliver Salter, Adele Salter and Keith Knight are instrumental in making sure that the regatta continues and they are helping the town council find collectors.

“The Red Arrows will only be able to keep returning if the public dig deep and make contributions. In order to collect these contributions, we need 
as many people as possible to volunteer to help.

“Oliver has asked that people wishing to help collect should report to the Bedford Hotel at 5pm with proof of ID.”

Sidmouth Regatta follows the display on August 26 and 27.

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