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Surrey airshow tribute to killed Red Arrows pilot

Red Arrows performing in July
Image caption The Red Arrows were due to perform at the Wings and Wheels airshow in Surrey

Organisers of an airshow which was due to host the Red Arrows are to hold a minute's silence as a tribute to the pilot who was killed.

The fleet, which has been grounded, was to perform at the Wings and Wheels airshow at Dunsfold Park in Surrey.

Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, was killed when his Hawk T1 aircraft crashed close to Bournemouth Airport on Saturday.

Event director James McAllister said a minute's silence would be held before the displays on Sunday and Monday.

He added: "They [the Red Arrows] are very popular and will be missed. We will be going ahead with the show, we've got a fantastic line-up and lots for people to see.

"We're planning to hold a one minute silence as a tribute on each day at the beginning of the air displays.

"Independently as well there does appear to be a campaign, that is being run by the public, for people who are coming at the weekend to wear either an item of red clothing or an accessory as a mark of respect and support for the Red Arrows, which is very touching."

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