THE iconic Red Arrows have made two stopovers at Bournemouth Airport in recent days.

The Royal Air Force aircraft performed flypasts for two special occasions – D-Day anniversary celebrations in Portsmouth on Wednesday and the Queen’s official birthday celebrations on Saturday.

Dozens of people waited at the perimeter fence around Bournemouth Airport to watch the Red Arrows land after the flypast on Wednesday.

And on Saturday, fans of the Hawk fast-jets were delighted to spot them in the skies above Bournemouth once again as they stopped to refuel at the airport.

The aircraft flew to Bournemouth from their home base of RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

The jets were at Bournemouth Airport for about two-and-a-half hours before flying to RAF Shawbury, which was the operating base for Sunday’s display for the RAF Cosford Airshow.