Calshot onlookers treated to dramatic display as Red Arrows beat the weather
ONLOOKERS at Calshot were treated to a spectacular display by the Red Arrows last week after bad weather nearly forced its cancellation.
A break in the conditions allowed the famous RAF display team to perform over the Solent within sight of the New Forest’s south-east coastline to celebrate Cowes Week and to mark a rare joint sailing of cruise company Cunard’s three ships from Southampton.
Peter Milford, from Lymington, was among those who gathered at Calshot to watch and taking photos of the dare-devil pilots.
Peter told the A&T: “The Red Arrows are always good to watch – true professionals. Fast, colourful and in front of an appreciative audience.
“Cowes is a great location as the display can be watched by people on the island and the mainland. Proud they are ours!”
Simon Palethorpe, senior vice-president at Cunard, commented after the event last Friday: “To see the Red Arrows display team flying over our three queens was a stunning sight.
“It is a rare occasion for all our three to be together, especially on such a beautiful evening and our guests were very lucky to be witness to such a special event. I am sure it will make their cruises very memorable.”