Former Kemble airfield prepares for ultimate celebration of Britain
AS PATRIOTIC fever grips Britain, Cotswold Airport is buzzing for its up and coming celebration of the most iconic of British culture, innovation, music, food and drink.
The Kemble based airfield's Best of British Show which spans the August Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 26 to Monday 27, will host an airshow featuring a display by the Red Arrows.
Glen Moreman, operations manager at Cotswold Airport, said: "We are delighted to welcome the Red Arrows to headline the inaugural Best of British Show alongside other British favourites the RAF Hawk and RAF Tucano Display Teams, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Tiger Nine formation, Ultimate High Extra300 unlimited aerobatics and The Silver Stars Parachute Display Team."
An estimated 20,000 visitors are expected to pass through the gates to enjoy attractions including the trade fair offering locally sourced organic crafts, afternoon cream teas, Pimms or English beer before a spin around the traditional British funfair.
Now local businesses are being urged to exhibit at the show, with attractive discount packages available for local companies looking to promote products or services including food concessions, arts and crafts, clothing and memorabilia.
Moreover, the event will be raising money for four charities, including the RAFBF, Help for Heroes, fly2help, and the Dogs Trust.
As if the Jubilee weekend did not see enough Union Jacks, the Cotswold based Breitling Wingwalkers will be literally flying the flag at the show wearing specially made Union Jack suits whilst performing breath taking stunts.
Live traditional British music will also feature with Stroud-based musicians The Outcast Band, The Approval and 1940s trio The Three Belles while classic cars and vintage military units will be on display representing the British love of vehicles.
In addition to the aviation, music and food, there is something for animal lovers too. The show will host lurcher and ferret racing, plus the Lamb National and an RSPCA-sponsored dog show with live commentary in the mornings before the RAF demonstrations.
An interactive wildlife zoo will also give visitors of all ages the chance to meet spiders, snakes, meerkats and other creatures.
Tickets in advance are £15 for adults and £5 for children and can be purchased online at bestofbritishshow.co.uk. Tickets on the gate, however, cost £20 for adults and £7 for children.