High-fliers join Wrights Mazda

Wrights Mazda is offering a rare, high-flying treat to Royal Norfolk Show visitors on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Norwich-based dealership has invited the RAF Typhoon Display Team – sponsored by Mazda UK this year – to speak to people about flying the magnificent jet fighter.

The team will be joined by one of its chosen charities – The Not Forgotten Association.

The RAF Typhoon Display Team stand will be located next to Wrights Mazda – stand 396 on fifth avenue – and will be offering visitors a selection of RAF Typhoon-branded merchandise.

Mazda UK is the team's 2011 vehicle sponsor and has provided three Mazda vehicles for transporting kit, personnel and computer support equipment for the aircraft.


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One of the RAF branded vehicles – a Mazda CX-7 – will take centrestage on the Wrights Mazda stand. There will also be the full range of Mazda vehicles on display throughout the event.

The RAF Typhoon Display Team will take the opportunity to meet the chairman of the Not Forgotten Association, which provides leisure and recreation for wounded serving personnel and the ex-Service community with disabilities or illness. This will be the first meeting of the two organisations.

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RAF Typhoon Display Team members Flight Lt Gregor Ogston (team manager) and Sgt Liam Whelan (engineering manager) will greet the charity's chairman, Brigadier Richard Heywood and welcome four veterans who have benefitted from the Not Forgotten Association on Wrights Mazda's on Wednesday at 11am.

Russell Wythe, dealer principal at Wrights Mazda in Cromer Road, Norwich, said: 'We are proud to act as host to the first meeting of the Not Forgotten Association and the RAF Typhoon Display Team and hope the brigadier and the veterans have a great day out at the Royal Norfolk Show.

'I'm sure there will be a lot of interest in the RAF Typhoon Display Team from visitors to the showground, especially those who have a keen interest in aviation.'

Sgt Whelan said: 'Having a presence at the Royal Norfolk Show means we can increase awareness of the Not Forgotten Association that each year helps 10,000 veterans who have suffered physically or emotionally after serving our country. With over 120,000 visitors expected to attend the show, we should also be able to raise some money for them too.

'We are grateful to Wrights Mazda for giving us the opportunity to meet the people running one of our chosen charities and for hosting four of the veterans, who have each lost limbs, but have found strength from the support provided by the Not Forgotten Association.'

For more information on the Not Forgotten Association visit the website at www.nfassociation.org

For news and images from the RAF Typhoon Display Team visit www.raf.mod.uk/typhoondisplay/news or follow the team on Twitter at @RAFTyphoonTeam.

For information about the Royal Norfolk Show log on to www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk

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