Dorset County Show Welcomes The Red Devils

The Red Devils – the British Army’s Parachute Regiment Display Team – will be dropping in to the Dorset County Show’s Main Ring this September.

The team will be performing a spectacular display above the Main Ring on both Show days (3rd and 4th September).

Dorset County Show is one of just 60 venues across the UK where the display team will be performing this year.

The team, which is manned by 12 serving soldiers from the Parachute Regiment’s three full time battalions, have all served a minimum of three years in a Parachute Regiment battalion and have taken part in at least one operational tour of duty in either the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan or Iraq.

Set up in 1964, the team have worked closely in the past with the United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed and commonly known as the Golden Knights.

Richard Cuzens, Dorset County Show Secretary, said he was over the moon that the Red Devils would be taking part on both days of the Show.

“It is the first time we have had a freefall parachute team at the Show. It promises to be an amazing display by the Parachute Regiment who of course are all active service men and women.

“We are delighted to have been selected to have them both for Saturday (1.45pm) and Sunday (12 noon)”

Rebecca Cox
12th July 2016 10:59:00

 

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