Red Arrows honour those who brought us freedom

Red Arrows over Southsea. Picture: Shaun Roster
Red Arrows over Southsea. Picture: Shaun Roster
You might struggle with this scene but it is in fact looking across Waite Street, Cosham. The tram is heading for Spur Road.  Picture: Barry Cox Collection

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Before June fades into July I thought it worth casting our minds back just 12 months and our eyes skyward again.

Summer wouldn’t be summer without an appearance by the Red Arrows somewhere in our neck of the woods, but last year’s display over Southsea in azure blue heavens was one to savour.

The Red Arrows silhouetted against the naval war memorial. Picture:  Connor Hicks

The Red Arrows silhouetted against the naval war memorial. Picture: Connor Hicks

It wasn’t memorable only for the usual breathtaking show, but because the nine Hawk jets were here last June to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The display, over the seafront and the Solent was watched by thousands, but the Arrows’s acrobatics were especially welcomed by the Normandy veterans gathered on Southsea Common as Portsmouth became the focal point for the nation’s thanks.

Tony Hicks's pcture of smoke trails over the Solent

Tony Hicks's pcture of smoke trails over the Solent

Old and new: the masts of HMS Victory and HMS Warrior are dwarfed by the Spinnaker Tower as the Red Arrows appear to lace its needle with their smoke trails. ''Picture: Malcolm Wells

Old and new: the masts of HMS Victory and HMS Warrior are dwarfed by the Spinnaker Tower as the Red Arrows appear to lace its needle with their smoke trails. ''Picture: Malcolm Wells

Picture: costen.co.uk

Picture: costen.co.uk