Organisers of the Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display have announced the Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team will be making its way to Guernsey to take part in this year’s event.
The Typhoon display is a culmination of months of hard work, detailed preparation and concerted effort by the team behind it. The team of 29 comprises specialists from every aircraft trade.
Described as an air superiority fighter, the Typhoon jet is capable of being deployed for a full spectrum of air operations.
The team, which will base itself out of Jersey, will join the Red Arrows, a Lancaster and two Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, an army Wildcat helicopter, The Blades, Team Raven, Rich Goodwin’s Muscle Biplane and the Rolls Royce Heritage Flight’s Mustang and Spitfire.
Barry Neal, Flying Display Director, says: ‘We are excited to welcome the Typhoon Display Team to Guernsey for the first time. Due to the pandemic, as for many military display teams, the Typhoon did not display in 2020, so it is a real honour to have them join the line-up this September. They will put on a great show for us!’
The Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display is scheduled to take place on Thursday 9 September 2021.
For this display to take place, organisers are still asking for more financial support to enable a full display to be staged.
Event organiser, Natalie Davidson said: “We have had a great deal of generosity from the local community, and we are very grateful for all the support we have received to date. This is a real community focused event, and there will be something for everyone to enjoy. For us to put on the full display, we are hoping for a couple of additional large injections of money.’
The Guernsey Air Display receives most of its funding from corporate sponsorship, private pledges and the individual ‘Friends of’ programme, alongside a small grant from the States of Guernsey.
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