Red Arrows cancel Eye Show display after tragedy

The Red Arrows have pulled out of their upcoming appearance in north Suffolk, it has been confirmed.

There had been serious doubt about the availability of the world-famous display team at the Eye Show after the death of a pilot in a crash on Saturday.

The Red Arrows' Hawk jets have been grounded by the Ministry of Defence following the tragic accident at Bournemouth that killed Flt Lt Jon Egging.

The organisers of the Eye Show received confirmation yesterday that the Red Arrows would not be appearing on Sunday.

However, many fans are expected to turn out dressed in red to honour the world famous display team.


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Tim Seeley, director of the two day show at Palgrave, near Diss, said: 'It is a great shame but we have to keep perspective of why and that is very important. It was a tragic accident and we cannot account for that.

'The show will go on and there is still a lot of great entertainment over the two days.'

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Mr Seeley said the Red Arrows' time slot on Sunday would be filled by the Yakolevs Aerobatic Display Team, who will also be appearing on Monday.

The Eye Show and Country Fair is at Goodrich Park on Sunday and Monday, from 10am to 7pm. For more information visit www.eyeshow.org

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