Red Arrows to fly over Hertfordshire following Wembley flypast for Euro 2020 final

The Red Arrows perform a flypast during Armed Forces' Day at the National Memorial Arboretum

The Red Arrows perform a flypast during Armed Forces' Day at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The Red Arrows are due over Wembley ahead of the Euro 2020 Final. - Credit: PA

Residents in Hertfordshire might catch a glimpse of the Red Arrows flying over the county this evening (Sunday).

The RAF Red Arrows are due to stage a Wembley Stadium flypast on Sunday, July 11 ahead of the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.

The world famous aerobatic team was due to perform at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Saturday but poor weather conditions cancelled that display.

After today's planned Goodwood Festival of Speed show, the Red Arrows will fly home to RAF Scampton this evening from Bournemouth Airport.

The famous squadron's updated route is set to soar over Wembley at around 7.48pm – just 12 minutes before the big match kicks off between Gareth Southgate's side and Italy.

England take on Italy at 8pm as the Three Lions bid for their first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup.

Having wowed football fans at Wembley with a flypast, the projected flight path will take the Red Arrows over Hertfordshire en route to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

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After flying over the iconic stadium shortly before the game, the Red Arrows are due north east of Hertford at 7.52pm and then west of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, at 7.57pm.

Between these two points, the red Hawks will fly over parts of the north Hertfordshire countryside.

Timings and the scheduled route are, of course, subject to change due to weather conditions. The provisional route may change at short notice.

You can see the Red Arrows display at IWM Duxford this month when they headline the Duxford Summer Air Show. 

The Red Arrows' full route, as listed on the Military Airshows website, is as follows:

  • 1. Bournemouth Airport - 7.27pm
  • 2. North of Verwood - 7.29pm
  • 3. West of Tisbury - 7.31pm
  • 4. East of Devizes - 7.34pm
  • 5. North of Andover - 7.37pm
  • 6. West of Newbury - 7.39pm
  • 7. West of Reading - 7.41pm
  • 8. West of Henley-on-Thames - 7.42pm
  • 9. North of Maidenhead - 7.44pm
  • 10. North of Slough - 7.46pm
  • 11. Wembley flypast - 7.48pm
  • 12. East of Willesden - 7.49pm
  • 13. North East of Hertford - 7.52pm
  • 14. West of Huntingdon - 7.57pm
  • 15. North West of Stamford - 8.01pm
  • 16. South East of Melton Mowbray - 8.03pm
  • 17. West of North Hykeham - 8.08pm
  • 18. RAF Scampton - 8.10pm.