THE Red Arrows are to use Hawarden Airport as their base when they arrive in North Wales for the Rhyl Air Show later this month.

The aircraft will stay there overnight, with displays at the show confirmed for both August 27 and 28 (bank holiday weekend).

Chocks Away Diner, based at the airport, confirmed the news in a Facebook post today (August 4).

The Rhyl Air Show returns this year having been cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.


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The show will be backed by a strong RAF presence this year, and as well as the Red Arrows’ appearances, it will also have displays by The Typhoon, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Grob Tutor.

A post on the diner’s Facebook page read: “Extra exciting news… we will be home to the Red Arrows again, August bank holiday weekend.

“Timings and schedules to be confirmed, and also weather permitting.

“With people already getting in touch, we wanted to let you know: that weekend will be extremely and exceptionally busy.

“We ask that you take extra care getting on and off site.”

The diner also asked that all vehicles park on the left-hand lane when entering security, and to allow for extra waiting times with the staff and chefs.

Its new outdoor cabin will also be selling drinks, snacks, ice creams and more.

The diner will run a reduced menu on both days.

The diner added: “We will be takings bookings, and advise to book, but again our outside area is huge to accommodate, also.

“Bookings on tables will get two-hour time slots, and we ask you respect this for the next bookings after yourselves.

“This is set to be another exciting weekend if all pans out well, and when we get the timings and schedules, we will let you know.

“We can’t wait to have them back.”

Jamie Groves, managing director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, in partnership with Denbighshire County Council, is thrilled to be bringing back the now ‘UK-renowned’ Rhyl Air Show.

"The Rhyl Air Show is considered one of the most spectacular events across the North Wales coast.

"Rhyl town centre and Events Arena are always buzzing with excitement, and to have both the Red Arrows and Typhoon over both days is just amazing.

"We can’t wait to welcome visitors and locals to Rhyl and the Denbighshire coast to enjoy this award-winning show."

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