Red Arrows - A Tribute by naturelover

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Five of the Team of Nine -Taken at the Bournemouth Air Show yesterday, 20th Aug. it was a beautiful sunny day, the sea sparkled and was filled with small boats all hooting and whistling at the great acrobatic display by The Red Arrows right above them, a wonderful day which was marred by the crash that followed, after leaving their Heart Motif with the Arrow going through they flew across the sea into the horizon and back to the Airfield just 3 miles behind us leaving everyone happy! -they were as usual just amazing!
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Red Arrows Team 20/08//2011 Bournemouth

*Then the sad news came through:

Red Arrows grounded after pilot Jon Egging killed*

The RAF’s Red Arrows display team has been grounded while investigators try to establish the cause of a crash in Dorset which killed one of its pilots.

Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, from Rutland, died when his Hawk T1 aircraft crashed near Bournemouth Airport after a display on Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses described seeing his plane hit the ground in a field by the River Stour near the village of Throop.

Books of condolence are to be opened in Bournemouth later for public tributes.
Dorset Police said Flt Lt Egging, known as ‘Eggman’, was thrown from the aircraft and was pronounced dead at the scene.

*Flt Lt Egging flew on the right hand outside of the Diamond Nine formation

Shortly before the crash, his wife, Dr Emma Egging, had watched him take part in a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival.*
She said later: “Watching him today, I was the proudest I’ve ever been. I loved everything about him, and he will be missed.”

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  • Emjaysea
    Emjayseaover 3 years ago

    So moving, given what followed. Thank you, Pauline.

  • Thankyou Michael, it was a real pleasure being there and seeing a great display x

    – naturelover

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Superb catch Pauline

  • Thankyou so much Chris x

    – naturelover

  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 3 years ago

    Nice shot!!!!!

  • Glad you like it Gene, appreciate the feature thanks loads x

    – naturelover

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Such a heartbreaking end to the day , great tribute

  • We were all stunned Audrey, so pleased I got these pictures,they were amazing x

    – naturelover

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Cracking shot Pauline, many congratulations with the feature, enjoy the rest of your weekend, kind regards, Mark.

  • Thankyou so much Mark, have a good one yourself x

    – naturelover

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 3 years ago

    Lovely tribute, Pauline – spectacular display team and such a very, very sad ending to the day x

  • Almost impossible to take in, they are such a bold bunch of lads enjoyed the day so much,thanks Mattie xx

    – naturelover

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellover 3 years ago

    What a fantastic image, so beautifully framed, just shows how such beauty rides along with such danger.

  • Yes, they are in so much danger doing the job they love, and then this, still not easy to take in, happy you like this thanks so muchj Chris. x

    – naturelover

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    Great capture and such a tragedy. xxx

  • Thankyou so much Richard, there must be a general feeling of sadness over this tragedy xx

    – naturelover

  • JDL15
    JDL15over 3 years ago

    A fitting tribute to this group of young men
    Well captured and framed

  • Thankyou so much John, it was a gorgeous day for it! x

    – naturelover

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 3 years ago

    Abbbbbbbbsolutely AWESOME!!!! Bet you really enjoyed this Pauline….I love the red arrows. What a shot. ;-D

  • It was the perfect day and so many daring stunts, agree they are just awesome…the best xx

    – naturelover

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