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RAF Falcons wow the crowds as Royal Welsh Show returns

Image shows RAF Falcon performing with deployed parachute.
The RAF Falcons parachute display team wowed the crowds with a stunning display before landing in the main show ring.

The RAF wowed the crowds at the Royal Welsh Show as their parachute team gave a jaw-dropping display of sky-diving skill.


The Falcons joined other members of the RAF at this year's Royal Welsh Show - the first to be held for two-years.

Image shows child in a Typhoon cockpit simulator with RAF aviator pointing to screen.
The RAF village included a facsimile Typhoon fighter jet.

One of Wales' biggest public events which regularly attracts more than 200,000 visitors, the Royal Welsh returned this year after not being staged during the pandemic. The highlight for many was a pandemic thank-you parade of NHS staff and volunteers led by the Band of the RAF College.

Image shows the Band of the RAF College performing.
The show paid tribute to the work of the NHS during the COVID-19 Pandemic. NHS staff and volunteers paraded into the main show ring accompanied by the Band of the RAF College.

As well as the Falcons, the UK’s premier military parachute display team, also present at Llanelwedd in mid-Wales were recruitment teams explaining the roles available in today's RAF and the Band of the RAF College which kept visitors entertained with performances throughout the day.

Image shows the Band of the RAF College performing.

The RAF is delighted to be back at the Royal Welsh Show this year. It's been a real thrill to see the RAF Falcons with their skill and professionalism and they always put on a great show. I'm very pleased that they could come to one of Wales' top events.

Being at the Royal Welsh gives us in the RAF the chance to say thank you to the people of Wales and beyond for all your support during the year, you all play a key part in enabling the RAF to succeed today in the work we do.

Air Commodore Adrian Williams
Air Officer Wales

Image shows Air Commodore saluting from viewing stands, with civilian audience.
Air Officer Wales, Air Commodore Adrian Williams saluted after the Band of the RAF College had performed.

As well as displays from the RAF, the Army also took part with the King’s Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery performing a musical drive on the main show ground and performances from the Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh.

Image shows child in the seat of a horse simulator, with RAF volunteer.
The RAF village included a horse simulator manned by the RAF Equitation team.

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