Red Arrows will give Lyme Lifeboat Week a flying start

PUBLISHED: 18:38 06 March 2011

The Red Arrows over Lyme Regis. Photo: RICHARD HOROBIN

The Red Arrows over Lyme Regis. Photo: RICHARD HOROBIN

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Crack squadron set to return for another spectacular aerial display

THE Red Arrows are coming back to Lyme Regis this summer.

The world-famous aerobatic team will give the resort’s lifeboat week a flying start at lunchtime on the first Saturday - July 23.

Rob Michael, chairman of the Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild, which organises the week, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have the Red Arrows. They were unable to come last year, but thanks to the efforts of one of our guild committee members, David Gallier, they have agreed to give their marvellous display this year.”

Lifeboat Week will include many of the regular favourites such as the sand castle competition, the yard of ale contest, the RAF Falcons parachute team, the duck race and the bath tub race.

The week starts on Friday, July 22, with a rock concert at the Woodmead Hall and ends on Sunday, 31st, with a display of illuminated boats in the harbour area.

Lifeboat Week this year will also include a special celebration event to mark the 150th year of a lifeboat serrvice in Lyme Regis.

Last year’s event raised some £20,000 for the RNLI.


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