Original article from Kent Live
The Red Arrows are joining a host of historic World War II-era planes to take flight over Kent this summer.
The Battle of Britain Airshow is slated to take place between June 25 and 27, promising historic displays of famous aircraft from years past.
Hosted at Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford, the celebration of the British World War II victory has just added the famous aerobatics team to its line-up.
The much-loved Red Arrows are set to open the weekend's displays with their trademark combination of colourful smoke trails and aerial stunts.
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Best known for appearances at the Olympic Opening ceremony in 2012, as well as appearing for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the same year, their inclusion adds to an already packed line-up of aircraft on show.
Though predominantly focused upon displaying historic aircraft and re-enacting the Battle of Britain itself, the addition of the Red Arrows is a well-known crowd pleaser.
With a freshly choreographed display, the tight-formation, high-speed demonstrations performed by the Arrows are constantly evolving.
That said, thrilling and brilliantly named manoeuvres like the 'Hammer Break', 'Cyclone' and 'Boomerang' promise a blend of nail-biting and unbelievably precise flying from the world-famous team.
The weekend event itself promises to "exquisitely blend choreographed Battle-of-Britain era aircraft displays, with family friendly attractions and re-enactments."
Even if you're not a military history buff, there's plenty of entertainment on offer – especially given this latest announcement.
A huge variety of aircraft will be on display, with fighters, bombers, transport and training aircraft sharing the Kent skies, representing both the Allied forces and the Axis Powers.
The event's displays will also showcase the Aero Legends fleet, showing what these 80-year-old aircraft are capable of, with further exclusive bookable events taking place across the June weekend.
The Battle of Britain Airshow was the only event of its kind to take place across Europe last year, persisting in spite of the pandemic.
Due to its success last year the organisers have given this year's iteration the go-ahead.
However, attendance is pre-sale ticket admission only – so if you fancy seeing parts of Britain's history take to the skies, you'll need to book ahead.