There were many highlights, but for most it would have been the return of the mighty Red Arrows to the town that will live long in the memory.
The team performed on three days of the event and more than 200,000 people packed the beaches for their first display on Friday, August 29, 2008.
Hundreds of boats were anchored off the beach as the team began its display with a commemorative flypast with a Folland Gnat, the aircraft used before the Hawk took over, which had been painstakingly restored.
Onlookers speaking to the Daily Echo after the first Red Arrows display said they couldn't believe how many people had packed the beaches.
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