The Red Arrows are set to take to the skies with a new routine at a major aviation festival near Swindon.

Organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), held annually at RAF Fairford, have announced that the famous display team will be marking its 60th anniversary with an appearance at the 2024 event.

A fresh new routine will be showcased.

The event, which is expected to draw in 150,000 visitors, will be held from Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21.

A host of Royal Air Force aircrafts will be taking to the skies across the weekend.

The attendance of the Royal Air Force Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and the F-35B Lighting aircraft has also been confirmed.

Squadron Leader and Red 1 pilot Jon Bond believes the Air Tattoo is the ideal place to mark the display team’s diamond anniversary.

Swindon Advertiser: Red Arrows squadron leader Jon BondRed Arrows squadron leader Jon Bond (Image: RIAT)

He said: “RIAT and RAF Fairford have played an important part in the Red Arrows’ story, not least with the team being based at the airfield for a short period of time in its earliest guise.

“This makes the Red Arrows’ appearance at this year’s Air Tattoo especially poignant as we invite people to join us to help celebrate our Diamond Season and, once again, share their enjoyment of seeing the team perform.

“Appropriately, the team’s preparing a trademark Diamond Nine formation for the 2024 show, with many fresh manoeuvres and special shapes featuring in this new display with our BAE Systems Hawks.

“We’re looking forward to inspiring all those at the Air Tattoo through our teamwork and flying – representing the Royal Air Force at this truly international celebration of aviation and meeting thousands of people on-the-ground at STEM exhibitions, at our stand in the RAF Experience area and other locations.”

Previously announced displays included a Spanish Harrier, British Antarctic Twin Otter, and Midnight Hawks display team from Finland.

Nearly 45,000 tickets have already been sold for the event.

Swindon Advertiser: The TyphoonThe Typhoon (Image: Peter March)

Paul Atherton, the chief executive officer of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises, said the Red Arrows were a welcome addition to the lineup.

“The Red Arrows are one of the world’s most recognisable display teams and we are looking forward to watching them perform at this year’s show,” he added.

“This year has huge significance for the Red Arrows and we know they have been perfecting a new routine to mark their diamond anniversary in style.”