Red Arrows set for display over Hampshire today as part of D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations

The Red Arrows

The Red Arrows

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

THE Red Arrows are due to stage a spectacular display over Hampshire today as the county continues to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

As reported by the Daily Echo earlier this week, the 21-minute routine will form part of a major D-Day commemoration at Newtown Park, Boldre, which is near a former airfield used during the build-up to the invasion.

Special guests will include a 92-year-old D-Day veteran who has flown over from the United States.

Herb Simmons, who was stationed at the Lymington Advanced Landing Ground in the weeks leading up to the landings, is believed to be the last surviving member of the 50th Fighter Squadron.

Mr Simmons, from North Carolina, will unveil a new information panel produced by the New Forest Remembers World War II project.

Hosted by Charles Burnett III, the event will be open to the public from 3pm – with proceeds going to the Daily Echo-backed Help for Heroes.

It will include a display of Second World War aircraft including two Spitfires and a Hurricane. The Red Arrows display is due to start at 5.30pm.

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4:01pm Sat 7 Jun 14

dans_t16s says...

."Daily Echo-backed Help for Heroes."

Really, do you need to self promote on the back of HFH?
Or are you implying HFH only exists due to the Echo?

Poor show.
."Daily Echo-backed Help for Heroes." Really, do you need to self promote on the back of HFH? Or are you implying HFH only exists due to the Echo? Poor show. dans_t16s
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6:32am Sun 8 Jun 14

issacchunt says...

dans_t16s wrote:
."Daily Echo-backed Help for Heroes."

Really, do you need to self promote on the back of HFH?
Or are you implying HFH only exists due to the Echo?

Poor show.
Very true, and why have the previous comments about the appalling mis-management of traffic dis-appeared. Have we offended a friend of the editor?

great to see the red arrows, good to psy a tenner to help the charity but only using one entrance was poorly thought out.
[quote][p][bold]dans_t16s[/bold] wrote: ."Daily Echo-backed Help for Heroes." Really, do you need to self promote on the back of HFH? Or are you implying HFH only exists due to the Echo? Poor show.[/p][/quote]Very true, and why have the previous comments about the appalling mis-management of traffic dis-appeared. Have we offended a friend of the editor? great to see the red arrows, good to psy a tenner to help the charity but only using one entrance was poorly thought out. issacchunt
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10:48am Sun 8 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

issacchunt wrote:
dans_t16s wrote:
."Daily Echo-backed Help for Heroes."

Really, do you need to self promote on the back of HFH?
Or are you implying HFH only exists due to the Echo?

Poor show.
Very true, and why have the previous comments about the appalling mis-management of traffic dis-appeared. Have we offended a friend of the editor?

great to see the red arrows, good to psy a tenner to help the charity but only using one entrance was poorly thought out.
You cannot really blame the event organisers, this event wasn't just about the Red Arrows, there was a lot more to it than that. They probably did not appreciate the number of people that were interested in this kind of event, especially when there was distinct lack of any other public events on in the area. The Echo publicity would have certainly increased the numbers and it is good that the main Charity will have benefited. Lessons learned I hope and with a bit of luck, more events of this kind will be planned, and properly organised traffic wise.
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dans_t16s[/bold] wrote: ."Daily Echo-backed Help for Heroes." Really, do you need to self promote on the back of HFH? Or are you implying HFH only exists due to the Echo? Poor show.[/p][/quote]Very true, and why have the previous comments about the appalling mis-management of traffic dis-appeared. Have we offended a friend of the editor? great to see the red arrows, good to psy a tenner to help the charity but only using one entrance was poorly thought out.[/p][/quote]You cannot really blame the event organisers, this event wasn't just about the Red Arrows, there was a lot more to it than that. They probably did not appreciate the number of people that were interested in this kind of event, especially when there was distinct lack of any other public events on in the area. The Echo publicity would have certainly increased the numbers and it is good that the main Charity will have benefited. Lessons learned I hope and with a bit of luck, more events of this kind will be planned, and properly organised traffic wise. OSPREYSAINT
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10:28am Mon 9 Jun 14

skeptik says...

J0318/14: Temporary restricted area activated
Q) EGTT/QRTCA/IV/BO/AW/
000/081/5043N00117W0
06
RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPORARY) AT NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT FOR A RED
ARROWS DISPLAY WI 6NM RADIUS 504242N 0011706W. AREA ESTABLISHED
UNDER ARTICLE 161 OF THE AIR NAVIGATION ORDER 2009 (MIL ACFT SHOULD
COMPLY WITH THE MANUAL OF AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT, CHAPTER 4 PARAGRAPH
27). AIC M 32/2014 DATED 15 MAY 14 REFERS. 2014-06-0115/AS1

LOWER: Surface
UPPER: 8,100 Feet AMSL
FROM: 15 Jun 2014 15:55 GMT (16:55 BST)
TO: 15 Jun 2014 16:35 GMT (17:35 BST)
J0318/14: Temporary restricted area activated Q) EGTT/QRTCA/IV/BO/AW/ 000/081/5043N00117W0 06 RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPORARY) AT NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT FOR A RED ARROWS DISPLAY WI 6NM RADIUS 504242N 0011706W. AREA ESTABLISHED UNDER ARTICLE 161 OF THE AIR NAVIGATION ORDER 2009 (MIL ACFT SHOULD COMPLY WITH THE MANUAL OF AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT, CHAPTER 4 PARAGRAPH 27). AIC M 32/2014 DATED 15 MAY 14 REFERS. 2014-06-0115/AS1 LOWER: Surface UPPER: 8,100 Feet AMSL FROM: 15 Jun 2014 15:55 GMT (16:55 BST) TO: 15 Jun 2014 16:35 GMT (17:35 BST) skeptik
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