The intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset on Saturday, July 11 will be an experience not to be missed.

The Royal Navy’s premier awardwinning airshow is one of the South- West’s most notable one-day events, attracting over 30,000 visitors, and will return this summer with an action-packed day out for families and enthusiasts alike.

RNAS Yeovilton was commissioned as HMS Heron on June 18, 1940 and Air Day 2015 offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate 75 glorious years. In the early days the Air Station was a base for training naval aviators and fighter controllers.

Since then, it has witnessed the significant evolution of fixed wing carrier aviation from propellers to jets and supported frontline squadrons in major operations worldwide. Today, it is the home of the Commando Helicopter Force and Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force.

Over five hours of flying displays will feature historic naval aircraft such as the Swordfish, Seafire and Sea Vixen along with their modern day counterparts in spectacular role demonstrations and unique flypasts to acknowledge the contribution by RNAS Yeovilton squadrons to Protect Our Nation’s Interests. Other UK military aircraft such as the Red Arrows, Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as well as foreign military participants such as the Spanish Air Force Display Team – Patrulla Aguila will also feature in the flying display. Classic jets will also take to the air with displays from a Canberra, Hunter and an extremely rare appearance in the UK by a MiG-15. The Vulcan bomber could quite possibly be making its last thunderous appearance at Yeovilton.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of entertainment for all the family including static aircraft, service demonstrations, military bands, helicopter pleasure flights, a fairground, vehicle exhibition, simulator rides, trade stands and much more.

A full list of participants, further information and discounted advance tickets are available from yeoviltonairday Further information at yeoviltonairday Facebook: yeoviltonairday


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For your chance to WIN tickets to the Yeovilton Air Day, simply answer the following question.

How many years will be celebrated at this year's Air Day?

A: 25

B: 50

C: 75

Terms & conditions:

Prize is one of four pairs of tickets (two tickets per winner).The value of each adult ticket is £20. Advance Ticket Prices: Adult £20, Child (5- 15 yrs inc) £6, Child (Under 5) Free On the Day Ticket Prices: Adult £25, Child (5-15 yrs inc) £12, Child (Under 5) Free Any winner under 21 must be accompanied by at least one adult of 21 years or older. Tickets are valid for Saturday , July 11, 2015. There is no cash or alternative to the prizes stated, and the prizes are non transferable. Travel costs are not included.

Prize consists only of the elements expressly detailed above; no other elements or expenses such as travel, meals and beverages, gratuities, spending money or access to rides and attractions are included. All such expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner plus guests. Extra tickets can be purchased The promoter’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into. Unless otherwise stated the promoter is the Royal Navy Air Station. This prize cannot be taken in conjunction with any other promotion running at the Royal Navy Air Station.

Competition entry is open to all UK residents except employees and the immediate family of the Royal Navy Air Station. Winners will notify in writing or by telephone. Full terms and conditions are available by visiting This is an independent advertisement; the Publisher (Society ) makes no representations or warranties in respect of this competition. Usual Newsquest rules apply. For full terms and conditions visit