THE Red Arrows are to recommence performing flying displays in public.

They will be their first performances since one of their pilots, Flt Lt Jon Egging, was killed in a jet crash at Bournemouth.

The team are due to fly at the RAF Linton-on-Ouse families day in North Yorkshire and at Chatsworth House Country Fair in Derbyshire on Friday September 2.

In a statement, Squadron Leader Ben Murphy, Red 1, said: “Jon, as a Red Arrows pilot, encapsulated everything that is the 'Best of British'; he was an exceptional pilot and a dedicated RAF Officer who saw service for his country but, moreover, he was a selfless and compassionate friend who will be sorely missed.

“The fortitude, resilience and pride that Jon showed in life are exactly the qualities that define our Armed Forces and it is these that will enable us to get back on our feet and move on.

“For that reason, and in Jon's memory, the Red Arrows will recommence flying displays to the public on the 2 September.”

A performance at Portrush in Northern Ireland on Saturday, however, has been cancelled and a return to Chatsworth on Sunday, as well as an appearance at the Duxford Airshow in Cambridgeshire on that day are also off.

The team is due to fly at the Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display and Jersey International Air Display on 8 September.

The tragedy happened on Saturday August 20 when Flt Lt Egging’s plane came down at Throop after the Red Arrows had performed at Bournemouth Air Festival.

The team got back into the air to resume training earlier this week, flying as an eight formation.