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Red Arrows head to 'spiritual home' for Cotswold Air Show
Red Arrows performing in 2009
The Cotswold Air Show, formerly Kemble Air Show, welcomes the Red Arrows

The world-famous Red Arrows will be performing on both days of this year's newly-rebranded Cotswold Air Show.

The aerobatic display team were based at the former RAF Kemble, now Cotswold Airport, for nearly 20 years.

The Gloucestershire aerodrome is often referred to as the team's "spiritual home" by both pilots and fans alike.

The Cotswold Air Show - formerly the Kemble Air Show - takes place on 19 and 20 June and supports the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Cotswold Airport's Glen Moreman said: "To have the Red Arrows on one day is great but to secure them for both days of the air show is fantastic.

Team Viper with their Strikemaster Jet aircraft
The Yakolevs display team
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Guy Westgate and the Swift Glider Aerobatic Team

"Many residents will remember seeing the team practicing several times a day in the skies around Kemble.

"[Also] the layby on the A429 next to the base was regularly full of people who would park up just to catch a glimpse of them.

"There are still many strong links between the team and this area, indeed a number of former pilots and team members still live locally.

"I know that the team always look forward and enjoy returning to display at Kemble."

Regular Red Arrow reunions are still held at Cotswold Airport as part of the air show, which this year includes the team's first female display pilot.

In addition to the Red Arrows, the show will be taking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain as its main theme.

Tickets for the event go on sale online through the Cotswold Air Show website from 5 March 2010.

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