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Royal Navy Set Sail for Air Tattoo

Published: 30 Apr 2019


The Royal Navy will be sending four aircraft to the Air Tattoo in July - as the service begins to ramp up prior to operations aboard its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Two helicopters and two fixed wing aircraft will fly in from their Cornwall and Somerset bases to join the 17 other air arms that have so far confirmed for the show.

An AW159 Wildcat from RNAS Yeovilton will be joined by a BAE Systems Hawk T.1, Merlin HM.2 and King Air 350 from RNAS Culdrose.

Tickets to the Air Tattoo continue to sell fast, with over 70% of admission tickets now sold for Saturday 20 July.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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