The Red Arrows will grace the skies over the Isle of Wight as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations this June.

Following an emotive pitch by IW Armed Forced Day organiser Ian Dore, Ryde Town Council voted in favour of funding an aerial display over the town.

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The aerobatic team were last seen over the Island two years ago at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2022.

Ian, who spoke at Tuesday’s town council meeting, said: “When I took on Armed Forces Day, the team and I had some ambitions, and this was at the top of the list. One year in and whammy, here we are.

“To have the Reds over Ryde steaming red, white and blue will be nothing short of stunning.”

Depending on the weather, full, rolling and flat displays are available to the Red Arrows team as they perform off Ryde Esplanade.

Ian added: “It is the unwavering support from Ryde Town Council that has facilitated the funding for this. In that regard, they deserve a massive salute.

“They are showing true commitment not only to the Island's Armed Forces Community but to the local and extended communities of the Island too.

"Display times are to be confirmed, and the AFD team are now pulling out the stops.

“If it all comes together as we hope, the Reds will be opening the show on Sunday, June 30. Smoke on, go!"