FANS of the Red Arrows may have an unexpected chance to catch the famous jets in action.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team are set to come to RAF Valley on Anglesey prior to Isle of Man TT (IOM TT) races on June 7 and then return to Waddington.

Squadron Leader Graeme Muscat said: "We are indeed coming to Valley on June 7 for the IOM TT display that evening.

"We cannot guarantee anything in terms of an arrival. It will depends on several factors, one of which is the weather, both on the arrival at Valley beforehand and after the display at IOM circa 8pm (local time)."

The Red Arrows do usually perform at Rhyl Air Show, which has been cancelled this year.

The town's air show is taking a break due to the Red Arrows being involved in an international tour over the summer; the Red Arrows will be taking part in a series of Canadian airshows in late-August and September.

This is to help mark the Royal Canadian Air Force’s centennial.

Jamie Groves, managing director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd (DLL), said in February: “It is with a heavy heart that we have decided not to run the Rhyl Air Show this year.

"The Red Arrows have been an integral part of the Air Show programme over many years, usually providing a spectacular finale to the shows. Unfortunately, we have been informed that they will be away on an international tour over the summer, and unavailable for UK displays.


"With the programme already subject to scrutiny over recent years, we believe the Red Arrows to be irreplaceable, and that their loss would inevitably lead to criticism of the Air Show.

"We have concluded that it would be impossible for DLL to deliver a show in keeping with the proud tradition of the Rhyl Air Show, which also meets public expectations, but we will come back in 2025 stronger."

Isle of Man TT attracts motorsport fans across the globe. Running from Monday, May 27 until Saturday, June 8, it sees the "world’s greatest" road racers gather to test themselves against the a 37.73 mile ‘Mountain Course’ – a course carved out of the Island’s public closed roads