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Red Arrows mark one year since pilot’s death

The Red Arrows are commemorating one year since Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging (Red 4) died in a crash.

Squadron Leader Jim Turner said on behalf of the team: “A year ago today, our friend and team-mate Jon Egging tragically lost his life at Bournemouth Air Festival.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jon’s family on the first anniversary of his death,” he added.

There are no plans for a memorial flypast on or around the anniversary of Flt Lt Egging’s death, and the Red Arrows are not scheduled to fly on August 20.

There were however a series of displays over the weekend of August 18/19. They landed back at RAF Scampton on Sunday evening.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging | 27 November 1977 – 20 August 2011

The next display will be on August 23 at Fowey, and the team is due to display at Bournemouth Air Festival on August 30/31 and September 1.

The team will also attend a memorial unveiling in Bournemouth on Wednesday, August 29, alongside Dr Emma Egging.

Dr Emma Egging said: “Jon will always be in our hearts and sorely missed.

“Please help us take Jon’s positive ethos for life forward by supporting the work of the Jon Egging Trust which was set up in his memory.”

The Red Arrows will also commemorate on November 8 one year since pilot Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham (Red 5) died in a ground incident at RAF Scampton.