In pictures: Waddington Airshow 2012

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— Updated on Sunday, July 1

More than 125,000 visitors attended the 2012 RAF Waddington International Airshow over two days on June 30 and July 1.

Despite a wet start, around 60,000 visitors attended day one of the show.

The main purpose of the event is to increase public awareness and understanding of the RAF and its role today.

All proceeds are donated to RAF and local charities, as £2.7 million was raised for charity since the first event in 1995.

Featuring 92 display aircraft from 18 countries, the show had 1,850 service members on duty, and 2,500 traffic cones were used.

The Boeing Trophy for the best display of the weekend went to the Korean Black Eagles, who had never been seen in the UK before.

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, has also made a flying visit to the RAF Waddington International Airshow on Sunday. See photos form his visit.

The seven-hour flying displays featured the Red Arrows, the RAF Falcons freefall parachute team, and international appearances from the Korean Black EaglesSaudi Arabian HawksItalian Frecce Tricolori and the Swedish Air Force’s Saab 340 Erieye.

Photos by Joshua Potter for The Lincolnite

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