WHAT a great way to celebrate 50 years of flying. Today we reveal that the Red Arrows will be displaying for all four days of the Bournemouth Air Festival this year, for the first time.

This commitment to the event shows how far it has come in six years and the degree to which the Reds hold it in high regard. Indeed, a number of the pilots have often said it’s their favourite display venue.

The town has a longstanding affection for the team, an affection dating back many years. Local people are sure to make the Red Arrows’ visit to Bournemouth one of the key highlights of this special year.