The mayor of Torbay has pledged to do all he can to make sure an annual display by the RAF’s Red Arrows aerial display team continues to take place in the area.
The display, which usually takes place during the Torbay Regatta in August, is visible from our holiday cottages near Dartmouth and make for a spectacular site.
There have been fears that display may not happen this year after the Red Arrows team said it had “other commitments” on the day it was scheduled to appear, Wednesday, August 27.
However, Gordon Oliver has now said he will do all in his power to make sure the display does still go ahead.
The mayor is set to meet with the Royal Torbay Yacht Club this week and said he’s prepared to explore all avenues to see if the display can be rearranged.
It’s hoped those efforts will be successful, with this year’s regatta, the 201st, set to be one of the biggest ever.
“The Red Arrows are the centrepiece of this historic event,” said Mayor Oliver. “I’m happy to give my support to the yacht club and I’m looking forward to seeing what can be done.”
Regardless of whether the display goes ahead or not the final week of August will still be a busy one at Higher Bowden, with the 170th annual Dartmouth Royal Regatta taking place in the three days immediately following the end of the Torbay Royal Regatta.