The Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Disappointment as RAF Falcons are forced to cancel parachute jump due to bad weather

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. The rain pouring on the morning of the first day. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. The rain pouring on the morning of the first day. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - 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.

Should the evening jump go ahead, the EDP will be showing live footage of the display through our Facebook pages.

The revised programme for the Grand Ring is as follows:

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Wednesday

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

Thursday

08.00-09.20 Showjumping

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

Class 236

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

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