The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team were part of the National Armed Forces Day celebrations in Scarborough at the weekend, stunning the crowds with their spectacular red white and blue display.
The day celebrated the work of all three services of the British Armed Forces to the public, including an incredible seaside display from the RAF Falcons. Jumping over the sea, the team performed their famous display showcasing the skill and precision of RAF Parachute Jump Instructors landing on the beach in Scarborough in front of a huge crowd.
Royal Air Force Falcons team member, Corporal Joe Finch, said:
“It is always a great feeling to represent the Royal Air Force, but at this stage in my career, being part of the RAF Falcons, it’s even more of an honour to jump the red, white and blue canopy into displays.
“Jumping into National Armed Forced Day at Scarborough beach was a testing jump due to the wind conditions, but was great to come into land to receive the massive support stood around the Drop Zone”
Corporal Joe Finch
First Year Falcon
The team were the first to perform, kicking off a whole day of celebrations which included displays from other RAF teams, including the Red Arrows and Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight.
Flight Sergeant James Bruce, Team Coach, said:
“Jumping into the National day of celebration for the Armed Forces really hits home when you see just how many people come out in support of what we do. Because we get to see the crowd from such a height, it was really special to see the sheer size of support the public have for us and work alongside our colleagues from the wider RAF, Royal Navy and British Army”
Flight Sergeant James Bruce
We look forward to seeing you at our displays throughout 2022.
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