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Air Force: Festivals and Special Occasions

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Air Force shows there were in 2008; and how many he expects there to be in (a) 2012, (b) 2013, (c) 2014 and (d) 2015. (291513)

Three Royal Air Force shows were held in 2008, at Waddington, Leuchars and Cosford. The programme for Royal Air Force shows is decided on an annual basis. No decisions have yet been taken regarding shows for the years between 2012 and 2015. In addition to these Royal Air Force shows, the Royal Air Force provides assets for displays and flypasts at several hundred civilian and military events each year.