Red Arrows to take on Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in charity football match

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Update: Due to a waterlogged pitch, the football match has been postponed until March 14.


Pilots and engineers from two iconic Lincolnshire Royal Air Force teams will play against one another in a charity football game.

The match will see members of the Red Arrows take on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

All proceeds from the fixture will be donated to the Children’s Air Ambulance, International Bomber Command Centre and Prostate Cancer UK.

Kick-off will be at 7pm on Wednesday, January 17 at Lincoln United FC’s Ashby Avenue Stadium and people from across the county are being encouraged to go to the game and support the event.

Red Arrows engineer Corporal Phil Broadbent, who organised the match, said: “Physical fitness and teamwork is a big part of the Royal Air Force and we play football on a regular basis, so I thought why not put all the practice to good use for charity.

“All of us taking part are hoping people in Lincolnshire will head to the ground, enjoy the game and help support these great causes.”

Flight Lieutenant Stark, Red 3, added: “There is a great camaraderie between us and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, however on the night we are determined to play our part in helping the Red Arrows to win.”

Tickets are available on the gate on the night and cost £5 for adults, with concessions and under-16s costing £2.

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