Data protection veteran is backup, recovered and... » LEEDS, UK: Data protection expert and industry veteran Simon Chappell has announced the launch of As... CNL Software expands Americas Operations » CNL Software has announced that it has expanded its U.S. operations with the opening of its new Regi... Mirantis & Openwave Mobility collaborate on Subs... » REDWOOD CITY, Calif: Openwave Mobility has announced a collaboration with Mirantis, the pure play Op... AV-TEST: Secucloud Mobile Security App named as ... » Hamburg, Germany: People now use their smartphone to access the internet more than any other device ... vCPE technology will create a “win-win” situatio... » LONDON: Enterprises demand is one of the key driving factors for cloud applications, but businesses ... BeyondTrust CEO, Kevin Hickey, elected to Arizona ... » PHOENIX: BeyondTrust has announced that its president and CEO, Kevin Hickey, has been elected to the... Digital brings fresh challenges for three quarte... » Distributed IT, shadow IT departments and data security risks are the big issues as businesses world... Greenwave Systems: “The Internet of Things is no... » London, UK: Learning from the past, taking security seriously and protecting the consumer must be at... First of the UK’s new nuclear deterrent subma... » Defence Secretary Michael Fallon  yesterday announced that, to mark Trafalgar Day, Her Majesty the Q... Pulse Secure launches promotion to simplify movi... » SAN JOSE, CALIF.: Pulse Secure has announced “Secure Access NOW” - a major new upgrade program to he...


Advertise with Vigilance

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.


Defence and Security Strategy

RAF Red Arrows Source: MoD
RAF Red Arrows Source: MoD

World famous aircraft past and present will fill the skies over Nottingham on 29 June to mark the fifth Armed Forces Day national event taking place in the city, Vigilance can report.

An MoD source said Kicking off the celebrations would be the Red Arrows, performing in their 49th display season, flying over Nottingham as the Armed Forces Day parade marches through the city centre. Based nearby at Royal Air Force Scampton in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows will fly the formation shape “Lancaster”, named after the iconic aircraft flown by 617 Squadron during the daring Dambusters raid 70 years ago, the source added.


Current and historic craft from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force will fly over both the city centre, where the Armed Forces Day parade and drumhead service will take place, and over Victoria Embankment, where a whole day of entertainment and activities are being planned.

Vigilance learnt that throughout the afternoon visitors would get the chance to see a variety of aircraft in the skies, including the famous Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota of the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. From the Royal Navy Historic Flight there will be two World War II craft, a Sea Fury and Swordfish. Representing today’s air power are Royal Air Force Typhoons, and a Royal Navy Lynx helicopter, all contributing to a spectacular air show for Nottingham.

In addition, during the afternoon’s celebrations members of the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team will parachute into Victoria Embankment, mounting a colourful aerial display for which they are famous.

Red Arrows Squadron Leader Jim Turner, otherwise known as ‘Red 1’ and the team leader for the flypast, said: "Displaying in Nottingham on Armed Forces Day is both an honour and a pleasure for the team who are first and foremost Servicemen, all of whom have flown in operational combat tours overseas.” 

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council added: “Nottingham is incredibly proud to host the 2013 national Armed Forces Day celebrations. Visitors will be wowed by special appearances from some very famous aircraft. The air show is part of a spectacular programme of events and activities we’ve got planned, we hope to see people of all ages enjoying this unmissable event.”