Picture the scene. A beautiful summer’s day, a light breeze in the air, and more than 100,000 happy, smiling faces. 
The 25th June, 2022 marked the day people from all over the country cascaded on our beautiful town of Scarborough, to celebrate the very best of the military at this year’s prestigious National Armed Forces … 
Having been in the planning stages since 2019, Scarborough finally got to show the rest of the country why we are the jewel in the crown. 
Friends of Scarborough, old and new, united on pavements, the beach, cliff tops, and balconies under the turquoise skies to watch the astounding performances on air, sea and land. 
The saluting guns of the Royal Navy warship HMS Westminster were fired to herald the beginning of the military parade as His Royal Highness, Prince Edward The Duke of Kent, took his place on the official balcony overlooking Marine Drive. 
The throng of spectators gasped and whooped at the daring display of freefall and canopy courage by the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team before they landed on the beach in a swirl of red, white, and blue smoke to mark the beginning of the all-day extravaganza. 
Taking part were serving personnel, veterans, standard bearers and cadets from the Her Majesty’s armed forces. Coast and County were extremely proud to have co-director, Neil Street-Bailey, a veteran of The 1st Batallion Grenadier Guards parading alongside Scarborough’s Army Cadet Force in his role as Sgt instructor. 
Crowd favourites, the RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, took their distinctive red Hawk jets to the skies for 20 minutes at lunchtime to wow the crowds with their legendary formations and mind blowing aeronautical skills. 
The event’s air show display came to magnificent conclusion with the thunderous roar of the RAF Typhoon crashing through clouds at speeds of over 700 miles per hour, much to the delight and amazement of the cheering crowd. 
Kids of all ages got the opportunity to try some of the best military equipment from all three services. The Royal Marines demonstrated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) showing how technology is used to detect mines, warships and torpedoes. The Army offered soldiers in the making first hand experience behind the wheel of their Jackal 2 tank whilst the RAF gave the eager public the opportunity to fly a Tornado Fighter Jet, albeit a replica. 
As a company, Coast & County are extremely active in our local community supporting charities and working with local people and organisations and are proud in doing so. 
All in all, it’s safe to say, Scarborough did the armed forces very proud and participants and public alike will share in the fond memories for years to come. 
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