THOUSANDS of people have watched the Red Arrows soar across the sky above Southsea Common.
The display team has carried out a 22-minute display as part of the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
They performed several precision moves, using coloured smoke to paint the sky red white and blue, drawing gasps and cheers of applause.
The nine Red Arrow pilots showed off their skills as thousands watched on.
Veterans, serving men and women and their families watched in awe as they twisted and turned across the skies.
Robert Piper, 55, of Horsham, said: ‘it’s fantastic, it’s the first time I’ve seen them live.
‘It’s an important occasion for those veterans that can’t go over.’