Bray Air Show is Back

Bray Air Show, featuring the world-famous Red Arrows, is set to return this summer after a two-year break.

It has also been confirmed that, for the first time in Irish skies, the RAF ‘Battle of Britain’ memorial flight of an iconic Lancaster World War Two bomber and fighter planes will fly over Bray for the display.

Crowds of up to 100,000 are expected to flock to the event on Bray Seafront on Sunday 24 July. The free family event is one of the most popular air shows in Europe and Ireland’s biggest air festival. This year’s event will see the Bray Air Display team up with the Irish Air Corps, who are celebrating their centenary.

General Officer Commanding Air Corps Brigadier General Rory O'Connor added: "The Irish Air Corps have always enjoyed displaying for the public at the Bray Air Display, however this year will be extra special as we celebrate our centenary. We are announcing the return of the Silver Swallows (our PC9M Display team) and several other exciting Air Corps displays.

"We are also really excited to welcome the RAFs Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to Irish skies. Seeing the iconic and historic Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane fly in formation will be very special and unique. The fact that the Irish Air Corps flew both Hurricanes and Spitfires in the past is a fitting tribute to all those who served in the Air Corps throughout the last century."