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Dog fights from the First World War will be recreated over Great Yarmouth seafront as one of the star attractions at the resort’s new air show.
A 10-aircraft display team of iconic British and German fighter, ground attack and spotter planes will twist and turn over the shoreline, just as they did above the First World War trenches 100 years ago. The Bremont Great War Display team has been unveiled by show organisers from the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area, who are staging the June 16-17 event as part of their drive to attract more visitors to the area. And success in attracting hordes of visitors looks assured as on both days there will be performances by the world famous Red Arrows. Show director Asa Morrison says: “These Great War planes will provide a rarely-seen aerial spectacle over the Great Yarmouth’s shoreline – and it is particularly fitting, as we commemorate the centenary of the war ending, to remember what these heroic pilots did with basic aircraft during life or death situations over the trenches.” The Great War team is also marking a milestone, as it is 30 years since it was founded in 1988. The Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show is expected to attract 170,000 people and generate £10m for local traders.
Other displays include the Blades and Wildcats aerobatics team, the Army’s Tigers freefall parachutists and a Long-EZ flying wing.