150th Anniversary Flights grace the skies of Clacton

Friday, 27 August, 2021
Red Arrows above Clacton seafront on day two of the Clacton 150 Anniversary Flights

Clacton’s 150th anniversary was marked with two flight displays above the town’s seafront today (Friday, 27 August).

Day two of the Clacton 150 Anniversary Flight programme began with a display by the RAF Red Arrows, followed by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) – made up of a Supermarine Spitfire and Avro Hurricane.

Around 160,000 spectators came across both days of the flying programme.

Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at Tendring District Council (TDC) – which organised the event – said it was great to see people enjoying events once again.

“Clacton, indeed the whole of the Essex Sunshine Coast, has been popular all summer with people who recognise what a great place it is to visit – but there was an extra-special atmosphere across the two days of these anniversary flights,” Councillor Porter said.

“After the turmoil of the past 18 months, to have our seafront used for an event and to see people coming together in celebration again brings a lovely feeling.

“Even if you missed these flights, you’ve not missed the opportunity for a great day out on the Essex Sunshine Coast – there is so much to see and do, from the Octopus Ahoy! sculpture trail, Clacton 150 events and Mayflower 400 activities in Historic Harwich.

“We’d also encourage people to put the Clacton Airshow into their diary for next year too.”

Clacton Airshow will return on 25-26 August 2022, and for updates on this and other events in the district visit www.essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk, and download the LoveTendring app for free on both Apple and Android devices.

Last updated on: 27/08/2021 - 15:34