Battle of Britain Memorial Flight cancels today's Sunderland Airshow display

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been cancelled at today's opening night of the Sunderland International Airshow - due to the bad weather.

Friday, 27th July 2018, 2:35 pm
Updated Friday, 27th July 2018, 2:57 pm
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The Lancaster bomber and Spitfire and Hurricane fighters were due to do a 20-minute display from 6.05pm.

But at 2.20pm today the event's official Twitter account made an announcement which will disappoint thousands of visitors.

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It said: "Flying announcement - @RAFBBMF have cancelled their display for TODAY due to forecast weather conditions in their home base and here.

"At the moment, tomorrow’s display will go ahead as planned."

A second Tweet said: "BBMF only have cancelled for today. Everything this else is still planned. However, we will await further weather updates later in the day."

Tomorrow’s display will go ahead as planned.