THE Red Arrows have been pictured above Bournemouth this afternoon, ahead of their first display at the Bournemouth Air Festival.

The RAF Red Arrows have been spotted in Bournemouth today, Wednesday, September 1, ahead of their busy schedule of events at the annual air festival. 

Our nation's iconic red jets could be seen flying into Bournemouth Airport in Hurn this afternoon as they prepare for their daily displays this weekend. 

The RAF Red Arrows will take to the skies over Bournemouth in a number of spectacular display during air show.

The Air Festival will be taking place between September 2 and September 5.

Earlier today it was announced that the Belgian Air Force A109 Display Team - 'Razzle Blades' won’t be attending this weekend's events.

The display team had been due to take to the skies twice a day from Thursday to Saturday and once on Sunday.

Bournemouth Air Festival Director, Jon Weaver said: “It is unfortunate that due to circumstances beyond our control the Belgium Razzle Blades won’t be joining us this year at the Air Festival."