My favourite view

PUBLISHED: 05:33 29 December 2014

Cromer Carnival 2014. The Red Arrows performing above Cromer Pier.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Cromer Carnival 2014. The Red Arrows performing above Cromer Pier. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2014

Red Arrows over Cromer

John BultitudeJohn Bultitude

One of the showpiece moments of a Norfolk summer involves getting the best vantage point possible on the cliffs of Cromer to enjoy a moment as quintessentially British as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and a nice cup of tea. As the (hopefully) blue sky etched with the most delicate of clouds provide a summertime feast of coastal beauty for the eyes, the distant roar of the Red Arrows can then be heard. In perfect formation with a vapour trail following their pin-sharp manoeuvres, the highly-skilled pilots make the jaw drop with a fine display of piloting skill. Whether it is their characteristic arrow formation or when they are etching a heart high in the sky, time stands still until the ripples of applause turn into an avalanche of cheers as the Red Arrows power off into the distance, hopefully to return in future years to entertain and thrill all over again.

The RAF in Concert is at the Theatre Royal Norwich on Sunday, December 7 at 7.30pm in a concert which aims to mark 50 years of the Red Arrows with music drawn from the five decades they have thrilled us with their skill. Compered by BBC Radio Two’s Alan Dedicoat, the programme features everything from the Beatles to Bolero, plus a rousing finale featuring patriotic music. Tickets, £5.50-£23, from the box office on 01603 630000 or www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

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