Red Arrows leave fans disappointed

ORGANISERS were left disappointed today after the world's most famous aerobatics team caught everyone on the hop - by making a flypast hours earlier than planned.

ORGANISERS were left disappointed today after the world's most famous aerobatics team caught everyone on the hop - by making a flypast hours earlier than planned.

The Red Arrows told Felixstowe Museum they would do the flypast between 4pm and 6pm yesterday but in the end did it around 1.30pm, taking everyone by surprise and causing many people to miss it.

The event was organised by volunteers at Felixstowe Museum to mark the 90th anniversary of the RAF and its close links with Felixstowe.

Phil Hadwen, from the museum, said: “We feel very aggrieved and upset about this and very disappointed for everyone who was looking forward to seeing the planes.

“We organised it in goodwill and were told by the RAF it would happen between 4pm and 6pm.

“We don't know what they changed the time and will be contacting them to find out why.”

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The BAE Systems Hawk T1 jets were seen by some watching as they flew over the Landguard peninsula.

The Red Arrows team complete many flypasts each summer as they fly from display to display and were flying back to base after an event on the Isle of Wight.

Nobody was available at the RAF to comment today,

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