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US Air Force makes Kemble debut


The project to restore the Vulcan cost more than 6m

The West Country season of air shows is due to kick off at Kemble this weekend as the US Air Force takes to the Cotswold skies for the first time.

Also making its debut at the event is the restored Vulcan bomber, an aircraft synonymous with the Cold War and Falklands campaigns.

The project to get the plane back into the air has taken more than 15 years and in excess of £6m.

This year Kemble Air Show is a two-day event running over Saturday and Sunday.

The emphasis of the show is on classic aircraft but there will also be a celebration of the centenary of naval aviation.

And members of the public also have the opportunity to meet some of the pilots of the display teams.

"We're very much a family friendly air show where you can get closer to the action," said organiser Glen Moreman.

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