Thousands enjoy Red Arrows display at D-Day anniversary event in the New Forest

The Red Arrows put on an impressive show over the New Forest.

The Red Arrows put on an impressive show over the New Forest.

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THOUSANDS enjoyed a stunning display by flying group the Red Arrows to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day at Newtown Park in the New Forest.

Traffic jams built up as a larger than expected crowd made their way to the showground at Boldre, near Lymington.

But their patience was rewarded as they were left thrilled by the spectacular aerobatic exhibition which filled the sky with red, white and blue smoke.

The Red Arrows took to the skies for the 21-minute display near a former airfield used during the build-up to the invasion of June 6, 1944.

Hosted by Charles Burnett III, Saturday’s event raised money for the Daily Echo-backed Help for Heroes charity.

It included a display of Second World War aircraft including two Spitfires and a Hurricane, as well as other military equipment.

Earlier Herb Simmons, from North Carolina, USA, who was stationed at the Lymington Advanced Landing Ground in the weeks leading up to the landings and is believed to be the last surviving member of the 50th Fighter Squadron, unveiled a new information panel produced by the New Forest Remembers World War II project.

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4:34pm Mon 9 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

More repeated threads than Dave!
More repeated threads than Dave! OSPREYSAINT
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6:59am Sun 15 Jun 14

skeptik says...

H2152/14: Formation flying will take place
Q) EGTT/QWVLW/IV/M/W/00
0/030/5040N00131W015

FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING:
504648N 0015033W (BOURNEMOUTH) 1551
504010N 0014742W (OVERSEA) 1553
503259N 0015155W (OVERSEA) 1554
502526N 0013614W (OVERSEA) 1556
503734N 0012226W (OVERSEA)1559
504242N 0011704W (DISPLAY ISLE OF WIGHT) 1600
504739N 0011147W (W GOSPORT) 1623
504648N 0015033W (BOURNEMOUTH) 1627
FORMATION PLANS TO TRANSIT AT 500-2000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE
ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS.
14-06-0677/AS1

LOWER: Surface
UPPER: 3,000 Feet AMSL
FROM: 15 Jun 2014 15:35 GMT (16:35 BST)
TO: 15 Jun 2014 16:45 GMT (17:45 BST)
H2152/14: Formation flying will take place Q) EGTT/QWVLW/IV/M/W/00 0/030/5040N00131W015 FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING: 504648N 0015033W (BOURNEMOUTH) 1551 504010N 0014742W (OVERSEA) 1553 503259N 0015155W (OVERSEA) 1554 502526N 0013614W (OVERSEA) 1556 503734N 0012226W (OVERSEA)1559 504242N 0011704W (DISPLAY ISLE OF WIGHT) 1600 504739N 0011147W (W GOSPORT) 1623 504648N 0015033W (BOURNEMOUTH) 1627 FORMATION PLANS TO TRANSIT AT 500-2000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS. 14-06-0677/AS1 LOWER: Surface UPPER: 3,000 Feet AMSL FROM: 15 Jun 2014 15:35 GMT (16:35 BST) TO: 15 Jun 2014 16:45 GMT (17:45 BST) skeptik
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