Red Arrows display in Carrick

Published Sunday, 23 June 2013
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Crowds gathered in Carrickfergus on Saturday to see the Red Arrows fly over Belfast Lough, marking Armed Forces Day.

Red Arrows display in Carrick
Red Arrows flypast in Carrickfergus. (© Pacemaker)

The display in Co Antrim also commemorated 100 years since the first military aircraft arrived in Ireland, and the first formation flight over the Irish Sea.

More than 400 veterans were joined by Chelsea Pensioners and cadets to parade through the coastal town.

Visiting ships from the Royal Navy were also present, and those present also saw displays by the army, RAF and PSNI for the biggest ever coordinated military event in the town.

Back in 1913 the then Royal Flying Corps undertook its first ever overseas flight when five aircraft flew via Newcastle in Co Down to Limerick, in order to play a role in a large-scale command exercise at Rathbane Camp.

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28 Comments
Bill in Carrickfergus wrote (386 days ago):
If you dont like what was a great day in carrick its easy STAY AWAY this was welcome in this town.
suftum in ulster wrote (393 days ago):
Lee in Belfast....firstly this is NOT Ireland, its Northern Ireland, STILL part of the UK so the display of red white & blue is appropiate & relevant....u need a history AND geography lesson! Secondly, this country had more than its fair share of an "Irish army" presence & look where that got us!! Some of its members still walking our streets free holding posts in local govt & getting free rides on bonnets of police vehicles!!!
Iain in Belfast wrote (393 days ago):
Ryan, ryan ryan......whilst I like nothing more than to insult your minimal intelligence, all I feel for you is pity. Pity that you have such a sad attitude but even so you provide me with much entertainment with another priceless comment. Go get a life before you become bitter.....oh too late for that!
Tommy in Co Antrim wrote (393 days ago):
Ryan in Belfast - I vote that we should start by removing your access to the internet, that would be sure to cut down on the amount of hot air produced and help reduce your carbon footprint...
Ryan in Belfast wrote (394 days ago):
Don't the red arrows know that we live in a SHARED society, the colours red, white and blue shouldn't be displayed, maybe another colour such as red, white and green to represent ALL the community. And also, didn't the British Government sign an agreement to cut carbon foot print? what environmental damage are these arrows doing? I think its time the community come together and vote on matters such as these.
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