RAF charity football match returns in memory of Red Arrows’ Jonathan Bayliss

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Members of the Red Arrows will play against personnel from RAF Coningsby’s 3 Squadron in a re-arranged charity football match to honour the memory of Corporal Jonathan Bayliss in April.

The match at Lincoln United’s Sunhat Villas and Resorts Stadium on Ashby Avenue will now take place on Thursday, April 5 (kick-off 7pm) after previously being postponed due to the tragic death of Corporal Bayliss.

Corporal Bayliss died when the Hawk T1 aircraft he was aboard of crashed at RAF Valley on Anglesey on March 20.

Tributes have been paid to Corporal Jonathan Bayliss

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £2 for Under-16s and concessions on the gate.

All proceeds will be split evenly between Children’s Air Ambulance, International Bomber Command Centre and Prostrate Cancer UK.

There will be seating and standing under shelter, while there will also be hot and food drink available along with a beer tent.

Meanwhile, Lincoln United will celebrate their final game of the season against county rivals Spalding with a special event on Saturday, April 28 (3pm kick-off).

A Bomber County Derby celebrating 100 years of the RAF will see the match ball and RAF100 baton delivered to the pitch by RAF Wings and Hawks Parachute display teams. An RAF band will entertain the crowd at half-time.