Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Fun of the Airshow

Tornado over Gibraltar's Frontier during RAF Community Day today... perhaps about to sort the eternal queue - Image by kind permission of DM Parody © Gibraltar Pics Photo Blog http://gibphotographer.blogspot.com
Hundreds of people enjoyed low-level air displays and ample fun on the tarmac at last weekend’s RAF Community Day.

According to a military spokesman, at least 6,500 visitors made their way through security checks at the gates to the airfield.

Some of the RAF’s most powerful planes were on display, alongside numerous stalls providing insights into various aspects of the RAF’s activities on the Rock.

Royal Air Force airplanes on display during the Community Day at RAF North Front Gibraltar - Image by kind permission of DM Parody © Gibraltar Pics Photo Blog http://gibphotographer.blogspot.comThis image shows RAF Aircraft on display at the Community Day RAF North Front Gibraltar. The aircrafts, from top clockwise are: Nimrod, Jaguars (3), Tornado, Hawk, Hornado, Prop Trainer (?), Jaguar, Canberra, Tornado and a Puma Helicopter.

Various locally-based RAF sections gave demonstrations of their skills, including an exciting shoot-up between armed guards and two terrorists in a car.

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment was also present, giving young and old alike a chance to handle some of the weapons in its armoury.

There was ample fun for the kids too, with various stalls providing entertainment for all ages.

The money raised during both the Community Day and the RAF concert last week will go to the St Bernadette’s Centre and the RAF Association. The money was still being counted yesterday evening but at 5pm, the total stood at £4,500. “It’ll be going up from there,” the military spokesman said.

Images by kind permission of DM Parody © Gibraltar Pics Photo Blog

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