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Thousands watch the Red Arrows at Boldre

Bournemouth Echo: Red Arrows thrill crowds Red Arrows thrill crowds

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed a stunning display by the world famous Red Arrows this afternoon in clear blue skies.

The unmistakeable and unforgettable sight of the nine red planes performing a series of death-defying stunts took place above an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day at Newtown Park in the New Forest.

Traffic jams built up as a larger than expected crowd made their way to the showground at Boldre, near Lymington.

But their patience was rewarded as they were left thrilled by the spectacular aerobatic exhibition which filled the sky with red, white and blue smoke.

The Red Arrows took to the skies at 5.30pm for the 21-minute display, part of a major D-Day commemoration at Newtown Park, which is near a former airfield used during the build-up to the invasion of June 6, 1944.

Hosted by Charles Burnett III, today’s event was raising money for the Help for Heroes charity.

It included a display of Second World War aircraft including two Spitfires and a Hurricane.

Earlier Herb Simmons, from North Carolina, USA, who was stationed at the Lymington Advanced Landing Ground in the weeks leading up to the landings and is believed to be the last surviving member of the 50th Fighter Squadron, unveiled a new information panel produced by the New Forest Remembers World War II project.

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8:21pm Sat 7 Jun 14

richieboy says...

One of a just a few things these days that make you proud to be British. The Red Arrows ! they are suberb, great, wicked,sick, awesome, whatever phrase you prefer -they never fail to disappoint!!
One of a just a few things these days that make you proud to be British. The Red Arrows ! they are suberb, great, wicked,sick, awesome, whatever phrase you prefer -they never fail to disappoint!! richieboy
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11:04pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Lewcee says...

Pity we cannot edit our posts after they are committed...we know "richieboy" means "they never disappoint"..., but he is right, they are awesome, and when it all ends (like Concorde), we will all be very sorry. We salute them!
Pity we cannot edit our posts after they are committed...we know "richieboy" means "they never disappoint"..., but he is right, they are awesome, and when it all ends (like Concorde), we will all be very sorry. We salute them! Lewcee
  • Score: 11

10:15pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Bodmin Tew says...

aaaah...the old patronising grammar post. The thing is that language is communication and therefore if the reader understands what the writer intends that is good communication. It may not fit the rules and laws that you write by, but who cares. You never know the original poster may well have personality.

You may need to google that human character trait.
aaaah...the old patronising grammar post. The thing is that language is communication and therefore if the reader understands what the writer intends that is good communication. It may not fit the rules and laws that you write by, but who cares. You never know the original poster may well have personality. You may need to google that human character trait. Bodmin Tew
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6:04am Mon 9 Jun 14

Phixer says...

Bodmin Tew wrote:
aaaah...the old patronising grammar post. The thing is that language is communication and therefore if the reader understands what the writer intends that is good communication. It may not fit the rules and laws that you write by, but who cares. You never know the original poster may well have personality.

You may need to google that human character trait.
and yet another patronising post
[quote][p][bold]Bodmin Tew[/bold] wrote: aaaah...the old patronising grammar post. The thing is that language is communication and therefore if the reader understands what the writer intends that is good communication. It may not fit the rules and laws that you write by, but who cares. You never know the original poster may well have personality. You may need to google that human character trait.[/p][/quote]and yet another patronising post Phixer
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3:28pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Dorset Logic says...

I spend most days trawling the internet for typos and omissions. I think it's very important for future generations that all blogs are corrected. I back this up with remarks about employment. For instance, I corrected some 10 year old pages about Eastenders episode 461 from August 1995. If someone looks back on that in 10 years from now, I cannot even begin to contemplate the consequences.
I spend most days trawling the internet for typos and omissions. I think it's very important for future generations that all blogs are corrected. I back this up with remarks about employment. For instance, I corrected some 10 year old pages about Eastenders episode 461 from August 1995. If someone looks back on that in 10 years from now, I cannot even begin to contemplate the consequences. Dorset Logic
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