Red Arrows to make guest appearance at HMS Sultan

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A RED Arrows flypast will add extra sparkle to the HMS Sultan Summer Show this weekend.

The Royal Air Force aerobatic team will be make a flypast in Gosport on Sunday morning.

The HMS Sultan Summer Show director, Lieutenant Commander Roy Johnson, said: ‘It is a real privilege to be able to welcome the Red Arrows to HMS Sultan.

‘We are keen to make it clear to anyone who is thinking about coming along that this is a flypast rather than a full air display.

‘However, seeing the Red Arrows anywhere is always a special treat and a welcome addition to the action-packed programme of entertainment already on display’.

Visitors will be entertained by a wide variety of acts, including stunts from renowned motor cycle display teams, Bolddog Lings (Saturday) and the White Helmets (Sunday), alongside the next generation of riders from local group The Gosport Tigers.

The Devil’s Horsemen Stunt Team will perform breathtaking Cossack riding and chariot racing, while the steam fair will act as a reminder of the halcyon days of the glory of steam.

The festival circus and big top will provide an additional arena packed full of entertainment, including local gymnasts and musicians and unarmed combat displays from a team of Royal Marine Commandos.

In keeping with the best of military traditions HMS Sultan’s own volunteer band will perform ‘Ceremonial Sunset’ in the main arena.

The show aims to raise valuable funds for local and service charities.

Gates will be open on both days at 10am with tickets available to purchase on the gate.

A family ticket for two adults and two children will cost £20 on the day, with an adult £7.50 and a child/ OAP £4.

Discounted tickets are available prior to the event through The News offices, Asda in Gosport and local newsagents.

For further information visit royalnavy.mod.uk/sultan-show