RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2021 cancelled

The Royal Navy International Air Day 2021 at RNAS Yeovilton has been cancelled, the navy has confirmed.

The annual airshow welcomes more than 35,000 visitors from across the UK and aviation enthusiasts from around the world as well as many aircraft from allied nations to participate in the extensive flying and static displays.

Organisers are hoping the show will return in 2022.

A statement from the Royal Nay reads: “With great regret, we must announce that the Royal Navy International Air Day will not take place this year as scheduled at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, on Saturday, July 10.

“Due to the ongoing uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic and current government policy on large outdoor gatherings, the risks associated with hosting a large-scale international event in July is too significant for all parties involved.

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“It is therefore with great disappointment that the Royal Navy has had to make the difficult decision to cancel their flagship public event.”

The statement adds: “The Royal Navy and AHA Events Ltd would like to take this opportunity to thank them, along with sponsors, exhibitors, service providers, station personnel and the many other stakeholders, for their continued support to the RNIAD and hope to welcome them back in 2022.”

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