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Red 8 prepares for Festival of Heroes

Arbroath’s Festival of Heroes Chairman Jamie Buchan met with Flight Lieutenant Stew Campbell of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team The Red Arrows today.

Flt Lt Campbell, who flies the Red 8 position in the 2016 Team, was in Arbroath to view the Victoria Park venue for the forthcoming Festival of Heroes event on the 4th June.

The Health and Safety of those attending is a major part of the organisation to make this event successful and few pointers were made reference the crowd mid point/datum so that future planning can continue. It is another step forward for the committee of this self funding event and on his departure Flt Lt Campbell, who hails from Peebles, was presented with the first Arbroath Festival of Heroes Mug and a personalised one for Mrs Campbell saying “Red 8 is my Hero”

These mugs (limited edition of 52 mugs to commemorate 52 years of the Red Arrows) and other fund raising items are currently available through and other items will be available soon at outlets around Arbroath.

Abroath Round Table are working in partnership with Arbroath's Festival of Heroes group which includes Round Table members. Arbroath Round Table will be supporting on the day.

To find out more about the Arbroath Festival of Heroes, head to 

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