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Cromer Carnival organisers wait on Red Arrows return

PUBLISHED: 13:02 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:13 09 March 2017

The Red Arrows display
 team peforming at Cromer Carnival. Picture: ARCHANT

The Red Arrows display team peforming at Cromer Carnival. Picture: ARCHANT

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They returned in triumphant style last year - and it is hoped the Red Arrows will be blazing a trail again at this summer’s Cromer Carnival.

The RAF display team has provided a spectacular centrepiece to the annual extravaganza since 1980 with their trademark combination of close formations and precision flying.

Now organisers are waiting to hear if the iconic jets will be back to entertain the crowds.

Carnival chairman Tony Shipp said: “We are expecting to know by the end of the month. We have applied for the Red Arrows to come and want them to be here, but are in their hands at the moment. The first we often hear is when they make an announcement on their website.

“They have been part of the carnival since 1980, but have missed two or three times in the last six years.”

“The team are happy performing at the carnival where they are over the sea as it is getting more difficult to do land displays because of safety concerns.”

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  • Well said Honest John

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    Tinkerbell

    Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Same Red Arrows, same display, same carnival, same tents, same parade, same lorries, same display team, same dog agility team, same Tigers. One big yawn. And they charge you to see this annual display of self-promotion. Also, the so-called official photographers are way too friendly. I sponsored an advert once and was given an invite to the refreshment tent - it was like a club for one or two carnival families only. Anyone else was met with aggression at the entrance and a miserable woman serving drinks. That was the end of my sponsorship. The entire event needs a complete refresh with many people told to get out and retire.

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    Honest John

    Friday, March 10, 2017

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