The 7th Bournemouth Air Festival takes place later this month 28th-31st August. This incredible festival is the UK's biggest free Airshow and features amazing daytime and evening entertainment. Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Airshow has welcomed incredible jets and display teams, and had year-on-year increased assets from the RAF and Royal Navy (who regard the event as a key in their events calendar
The incredible Red Arrows will be displaying on all 4 days of the Festival! You can see the Red Arrows on Thursday at 3.15pm, Friday at 3pm,Saturday at 4.35pm and Sunday at 12.10pm.
More than just an Airshow
The Royal Navy & Army will again be demonstrating their land,sea and air capabilities with a number of great static and interactive displays at their Village area. The Army Village will be located on Bournemouth seafront and is the perfect place to come and discover more about the Army. Land vehicles that will be on display include a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, a Jackal 2 weapons platform, a CVRT Scimitar Aroured Reconnaissance Vehicle, and a Trojan Armoured Vehicle, as well as the Combat Support Boat, Terex Crane and 15t truck! There will be a static Apache helicopter flight simulator and demo Gazelle. Also in the Army Village area will be lots of Armoury including the AS90 gun, a L118 light gun and a Starstreak High Velocity Missile.
There will also be unarmed combat demonstrations and the historic Beat Retreat performed by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood.
The RAF Village is set to feature a full size Chinook mock-up, elements of the RAF Central Band, a 591 Signals Unit, a No 3 Mobile Catering Squadron, a No1 Radio School, the RAF Recruiting and Motivational Outreach Team as well as stands from many of the participating display teams including the Red Arrows and charities such as Hounds for Heroes, the Jon Egging Trust, the Royal Air Force Association and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.