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Red Arrows perform aerial stunts at Armed Forces Day celebration

Those magnificent men in their flying machines! Red Arrows perform amazing aerial stunts as part of UK-wide Armed Forces Day celebrations

  • Crowds gather to the coast in Newcastle, Northern Ireland to watch the Red Arrows star in a flying display
  • They were seen doing amazing aerial stunts as the crowds watching below basked in temperatures of 68F
  • More than 15,000 people also descended on the Northern Irish town of Lisburn for Armed Forces Day events

Crowds flocked to the coast in Newcastle, Northern Ireland to watch a display featuring the Red Arrows.

They were pictured flying in formation and doing amazing aerial stunts as people watched from below.

Those watching the display basked in temperatures of 68F as they watched the Festival of Flight, which also coincided with Armed Forces Day celebrations taking place across the UK, including an hour away in the Northern Irish town of Lisburn.

More than 15,000 people who descended on Lisburn in Northern Ireland for Armed Forces Day could even watch a parachute jump.

The parachutes were emblazoned with ‘RAF’ (Royal Air Force) as they landed as part of the stunning display.

People in Lisburn could watch a fly past by the Red Arrows, a military parade of serving soldiers and veterans through the city and parachute landings.

Veterans Minister Tobias Ellwood and DUP leader Arlene Foster were among the VIP guests who attended the event, which also featured the parade and displays at Wallace Park.

Local mayor Alan Givan described it as a ‘fitting day to show the council’s support for our troops’.

‘I was honoured as mayor to take the salute from the parade as it passed the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum,’ he said.

‘Lisburn has a long military history and it was fantastic to host a parade of armed forces regiments with their bands, cadets and veterans in our garrison city’. 

Crowds flocked to the coast in Newcastle, Northern Ireland to watch a display featuring the Red Arrows. The Red Arrows are pictured flying in formation releasing white trail smoke as one plane, right, released coloured blue smoke

The Red Arrows release red, white and blue smoke in the colours of the British flag as one plane performs a stunt below. They are pictured flying in formation as another plane loops around underneath them

The two planes above are pictured going in opposite directions while flying close to one another. The planes were pictured doing amazing aerial stunts as the crowds watched from below

People watching the display basked in temperatures of 68F as they watched the Festival of Flight, which also co-incided with Armed Forces Day celebrations taking place across the UK

People in Lisburn could watch a fly past by the Red Arrows, a military parade of serving soldiers and veterans through the city and parachute landings

Crowds flocked to watch the parade in Lisburn featuring a marching band with Armed Forces members including the Army and Navy, pictured above marching through the town

An amazing parachute display (pictured above) landed at the parade in Lisburn to celebrate Armed Forces Day. The parachutists were also pictured letting off red smoke trails as they made their descent

A Red Arrows flyover took place in the Northern Irish town on the same day that they featured in the Festival of Flight in Newcastle, Northern Ireland an hour away

The Red Arrows are pictured curving through the sky in formation at the Festival of Flight in Newcastle as coloured smoke follows behind them

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