D-Day 70: Red Arrows soar over Portsmouth

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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.

The Red Arrows display over Southsea Common

The Red Arrows display over Southsea Common

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.’

Click here for details of the 70th anniversary supplement published by The News to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day