The Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Disappointment as RAF Falcons are forced to cancel parachute jump due to bad weather
- Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017
Bad weather has forced the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team to cancel its jump over the Norfolk Show this morning.
The team had been due to parachute into the Grand Ring at 11am, but low cloud cover and rain has forced it to postpone the jump.
However, it is understood that the 6.20pm display will still go ahead as planned.
The display, which sees the parachute team jump from up to 12,000ft into the ring, is normally a favourite with the crowds.
It will be the first time in at least two years that the team has had to cancel its jump due to the weather at the showground, near Costessey.
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Should the evening jump go ahead, the EDP will be showing live footage of the display through our Facebook pages.
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10:45-11.45 Teams of 3 or 4 Heavy Horses
11.15-12.15 Teams of three or four Heavy Horse Turnouts Class 45
11.45-12.15 Band of the Parachute Regiment
12.15- 14.00 Showjumping Norfolk Area Trial Class 231
14.00-14.30 King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery
14.30-15.00 Scurry Driving Small Class 224
15.00-15.35 Parade of Hounds
15.35-16.35 Pairs of Heavy Horse Turnouts Classes 46-47
16.35-17.20 Grand Parade of Cattle and Shire Horses
17.20-17.50 Scurry Driving Large Class 225
17.50-18.20 King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery
18.20-18.35 RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
18.35-19.05 Band of the Parachute Regiment
1.20m Open Restricted Two Phase Class 235
09.40- 10.30 Heavy Horse 2 Wheeled Cart Class 50
10.30-11.00 Band of the Parachute Regiment
11.00-11.15 RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
11.15-11.45 Scurry Driving Championship Class 71 HOYS Qualifier
11.45-12.15 King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery
12.15- 13.45 Showjumping International Stairway League
13.45 14.10 Parade of Hounds
14.10-15.25 Heavy Horse Turnouts Singles Classes 48-49
15.25-16.05 Grand Parade of Champion livestock and horses
16.05-17.05 Showjumping Ride & Drive Challenge Class 237
17.05-17.35 King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery
17.35-17.50 RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
17.50-18.20 Band of the Parachute Regiment
18.20-19.05 Showstoppers and Closing Ceremony