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Route map, transit times, full schedule and when to watch Duxford display

The Red Arrows are finishing off their summer schedule of flypasts and displays this weekend, with a pair of displays at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show.

They delighted crowds at major events across the UK throughout the summer, including Armed Forces Day, Trooping the Colour and the Royal International Air Tattoo – as well as the King’s coronation earlier in the year.

Here’s how to see them one last time before they retire for the colder months.

What is the Red Arrows’ flight path today?

The Red Arrows will take off from RAF Marham, where they based themselves on Saturday night, at 4.49pm for the display at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show at 5pm.

They will then return to their RAF Waddington base, where they should land shortly before 5.45pm.

Here is their full schedule for Sunday, complete with exact timings and coordinates:

  1. 523854N 0003302E MARHAM – 4.49pm
  2. 524431N 0002634E VCY OF KINGS LYNN – 4.51pm
  3. 523548N 0000513W N OF WHITTLESEY – 4.54pm
  4. 521555N 0000237W S OF FEN DRAYTON – 4.57pm
  5. 521032N 0000253E N OF HASLINGFIELD – 4.59pm
  6. 520526N 0000755E DUXFORD DISPLAY – 5.00pm
  7. 515928N 0000901E SW OF SAFFRON WALDEN – 5.01pm
  8. 520202N 0000637W W OF ROYSTON – 5.36pm
  9. 521734N 0000254E S OF WILLINGHAM – 5.38pm
  10. 530958N 0003126W WADDINGTON – 5.43pm

What else is on at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show?

Imperial War Museums, which organises the event, says to expect “vintage aviation that reflects the stories of those who served at RAF Duxford such as Spitfires, Hurricanes and the Lancaster bomber”.

The show will also mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic by bringing the B-17G “Sally B” and the RAF’s Avro Lancaster together for a “rare formation of the most recognisable allied heavy bombers of the Second World War“.

On Sunday the Battle of Britain formation will begin at 12.30pm, with the Duxford Spitfire flypast again closing the show shortly after 5pm.

Imperial War Museums advises: “After enjoying the showground entertainment and museum in the morning, we recommend planning to be in your chosen space by 12.30pm to view up to four hours of historic flying action.

“The flying display will end at approximately 5pm, but the museum and showground will remain open until the last free event shuttle bus leaves the visitor centre.”

Here is the full list of confirmed displays for Sunday:

  • RAF Red Arrows (Royal Air Force)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Royal Air Force)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia N3200 (IWM)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia X4650 (Comanche Fighters)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia AR213 (Comanche Fighters)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb BM597 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc JG891 (Comanche Fighters)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc EE602 (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII MV154 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXb MH434 (The Old Flying Machine Company)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX MH415 (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
  • Supermarine Spitfire T9 ML407 (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
  • Supermarine Spitfire T9 PV202 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • Supermarine Spitfire T9 PT462 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk.XI PL983 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIVe RN201 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • Supermarine Seafire Mk.XVII (Navy Wings)
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.I P3717 (Bygone Aviation)
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.I R4118 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.I P2902 (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb BE505 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • Hispano HA-112 MIL Buchón “Red 11” (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
  • Hispano HA-112 MIL Buchón “Yellow 10” (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • B-17G Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’ (B-17 (Preservation Ltd)
  • North American P-51D Mustang 44-72216 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • North American P-51D Mustang 44-74391 ‘The Hun Hunter / Texas’ (Comanche Fighters)
  • North American TF-51D Mustang 44-84847 (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
  • Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 45-49192 ‘Nellie’ (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
  • Consolidated Catalina PBY-5A (Plane Sailing)
  • Fairey Swordfish Mk.I WS856 (Navy Wings)
  • Avro Anson C19 G-AHKX (The Shuttleworth Collection)
  • Westland Lysander V9312 (Aircraft Restoration Company)
  • Westland Lysander Mk.III SD V9552 (The Shuttleworth Collection)
  • Hawker Fury FB.II, SR661 (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
  • Gloster Gladiator Mk.II N5903 (The Fighter Collection)
  • Gloster Gladiator Mk.I L8032 (The Shuttleworth Collection)
  • Hawker Nimrod Mk.I S1581 (The Fighter Collection)
  • Curtiss Hawk 75 (The Fighter Collection)
  • Curtiss P-36C 38-210 (The Fighter Collection)
  • Lockheed 12 Electra (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
  • Yakovlev Yak-18T, Yakovlev Yak-52 (pair)
  • Fokker DR1 and SE5A (Replicas, Paul Ford)
  • De Havilland Vampire FB.52 (Norwegian Historic Flight)

What is the weather forecast?

The forecast is looking good for Saturday, starting bright in the morning before becoming more overcast as the day goes on. Temperatures are expected to reach around 24ºC, with only a very low chance of rain.

On Sunday the Met Office is predicting there may be some showers in the evening, but they should come after the show has wrapped up. During the show itself the weather will be overcast, with temperatures in the low 20s.

What are the Red Arrows?

The Red Arrows are the aerobatic display team of the RAF – officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.

Formed in 1964, their flypasts have become must-see events, and the displays often grace major national commemorations.

Made up of nine red Hawk jets, they entertain crowds with their thrilling manoeuvres and perfect formation flying, often accompanied with red, white and blue smoke trailing behind them.

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