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Red Arrows make rare flight over Kent – live updates

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Original article from Kent Live

The Red Arrows will be lighting up Kent's skies this afternoon (June 27) in a rare appearance.

The famous RAF aerobatics display team will fly over the Kent for the second time this weekend.

After more than a year of absence, the Red Arrows have graced Kent twice in the space of two days after Friday's flyover on the way to the Battle of Britain Airshow in Ashford (June 25).

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After a year of uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic, our favourite display team will be back in front of crowds this weekend.

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Scheduling for the Red Arrows flights is precise and they will be in Kent just before 4pm this afternoon.

As part of their journey, the team will fly across Kent going from West to East and looping back around.

People in and around Benenden, Headcorn, Harrietsham and Sevenoaks should all look to the skies in the early afternoon.

The jets will arrive from East Sussex before heading back towards Hampshire.

You can follow live updates below as Kent gets ready to welcome back the Red Arrows:

Jacob Heath

Half an hour until arrival

Just half an hour to go!

The Red Arrows are expected to arrive in Kent within the next thirty minutes, with the planes set to soar past Benenden at 3:59pm.

We would love to see any pictures or videos you get so please do send anything you get to our Twitter page – @KentLiveNews

We'll keep you posted with further updates as the Red Arrows approach.

Jacob Heath

What happened on Friday?

Friday afternoon (June 25) saw the Red Arrows put on an impressive fly-by display on their way to the Battle of Britain show in Headcorn.

People across the county were treated to views of the famous group for the first time in well over a year.

The poor weather meant that the Red Arrows didn't put on a display at the show itself.

Jacob Heath

When will the Red Arrows arrive in Kent?

In just under an hour, the Red Arrows will storm across the East Sussex border and into the skies of Kent.

Read the full story: When and where RAF display team will be flying on Sunday.

1. Farnborough – 3.46pm

2. Elstead – 3.48pm

3. Pulborough – 3.51pm

4. Newhaven – 3.55pm

5. Northiam – 3.55pm

6. Benenden – 3.59pm

7. Headcorn – 4pm

8. Harrietsham – 4.22pm

9. Sevenoaks – 4.25pm

10. Reigate – 4.28pm

11. Pirbright – 4.30pm

12. Farnborough – 4.31pm

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