The world famous Red Arrows have delighted the nation this bank holiday with their Platinum Jubilee flypast - but their last display has been cancelled last minute due to the rain and poor visibility.

Instead of flying over Buckingham Palace to close the Jubilee celebrations, the planes headed straight from Exeter to Fairford according to Flightradar.

But for some lucky Swindon spectators, it appears this route involved flying over Royal Wootton Bassett, Purton and Blunsdon before 5pm today.

It was confirmed just before 4pm that the remaining flypasts for the Jubilee have been cancelled due to poor weather.

Spectators have been wowed by the Royal Force Aerobatic Team this weekend when they flew directly over Swindon on Saturday on their route from RAF Fairford to Exeter. 

And today was supposed to be the final chance to get a good look at the iconic planes as they were due to leave Exeter and fly back to Fairford this afternoon.

The team announced that their scheduled display at the Riviera Airshow today wouldn't be going ahead due to the weather conditions in Torbay.

They tweeted: "Unfortunately, our display at the @RivieraAirshow won’t be going ahead today due to the weather conditions in #Torbay. There is extremely low cloud and very poor visibility, outside of the safety limits for display flying."

It was up in the air whether the scheduled flights from Exeter would go ahead. The cancellation was confirmed just before 4pm. 


The iconic planes were supposed to fly over Swindon between 5.11pm and 5.15pm. The route appeared to go right over Highworth.