The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - THE GUIDE -

Bat­tle Proms Burgh­ley House FOR­MER RAF Wit­ter­ing Har­rier pi­lots will be fly­ing through fa­mil­iar skies at this year’s Burgh­ley House Bat­tle Proms pic­nic con­cert.

The air aces will be en­ter­tain­ing the crowds as the Blades Aer­o­batic Dis­play Team at the pop­u­lar and pa­tri­otic night of mu­sic and fire­works on Satur­day, July 7.

All four pi­lots live in the Stam­ford area and two of them saw ac­tive ser­vice fly­ing Har­ri­ers. All four have also been mem­bers of the Red Ar­rows team.

And this year’s Bat­tle Proms au­di­ence will get an op­por­tu­nity to bid to spend an un­for­get­table day with the Blades and fly with them as a front seat pas­sen­ger.

An auc­tion will be held dur­ing the con­cert in­ter­val and pro­ceeds will go to the con­cert or­gan­is­ers’ char­ity part­ners, the Royal Air Force As­so­ci­a­tion’s Wings Ap­peal and Combat Stress.

Thou­sands of peo­ple are ex­pected to pack up their ham­pers and cham­pers and head off to Burgh­ley Park for the con­cert which is now in its eighth year.

With the Ju­bilee and the Olympics, this year’s event pro­vides a su­perb op­por­tu­nity for a spot of Union flag-wav­ing and the evening will in­clude a di­a­mond ju­bilee gun salute as well as a ren­di­tion of God Save the Queen.

The Bat­tle Proms con­cert se­ries has raised £100,000 for men­tal health char­ity Combat Stress in the past seven years – the money com­ing from au­di­ence do­na­tions and con­cert prof­its.

Con­cert tick­ets are now on sale from www.bat­ or by call­ing 01432 355 416.

Gates will open at 4.30pm, en­ter­tain­ment be­gins at 6.30pm and the event fin­ishes at 10.30pm.

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