28/06/2015 Back to News
Armed Forces Celebrations with the awesome Vulcan.
The PRBA was invited to the north eastern corner of Lincolnshire to the seaside town of Cleethorpes to join in the celebrations of our fantastic Armed Forces.

We had our own secure campsite with free camping, showers and electric hook-up so what more did we need? Oh yes, fish and chips!
Saturday was absolutely glorious and the whole of Cleethorpes was stuffed out with visitors to watch the parade and browse the many stalls in the town for the Armed Forces Day.

Saturday evening was supposed to have been a night glow on the promenade alongside the fireworks. However the security staff had not created an exclusion zone for us to be able to inflate safely despite the weather being absolutely perfect. Much umming and arring and consideration was given to what to do next so we decided that (of course) safety was paramount and we left in convoy just as we had arrived! We went back down to Meridian Park (our campsite) and we had a lovely evening with a private night glow for the select few who followed us down there. Saturday evening soon turned into Sunday morning with the adult pop flowing quite freely under the new club event shelter, what a good purchase!

Sunday was the airshow (please note, Malc/Mo/Terry/Barbara!!!) and we were all surprised when it kicked off early with a fab display by three Gnats. Later in the day we saw some of the world's most iconic aircraft such as a Tiger Moth, a Meteor, a Blenheim, Sea King Helicopter from Humberside SAR, and the almighty Vulcan in her last flying season. Check out our Facebook page for a little video of the Vulcan, sadly the video isn't very good quality but you can hear the almighty Vulcan loud and clear.

Thank you to Mike and Mary Bellamy (and team Bellamy) for bringing along the ever youthful Springtime, and to Rob Ellerington Parr for bringing his new balloon 'Joyce', also Alex Smith with 'Ode to Joy'. All three balloons are over 25 years old and looking fantastic! Also thank you to Tim Ward and Phil Traviss for assisting Rob in his quest for the purple passport.

Next event; we're chasing a different white horse, not one on the beach this time, but an old mare on the hill above Kilburn!
   
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