Video and photo gallery: RAF Falcons parachute into Royal Norfolk Show’s Grand Ring

RAF Falcons parachute display team. Photo: Bill Smith RAF Falcons parachute display team. Photo: Bill Smith

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
4:29 PM

One of the UK’s top military display teams dropped in to loud applause at the Royal Norfolk Show this afternoon.

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The RAF Falcons parachute display team, based at RAF Brize Norton, made their return to the Grand Ring today and will be doing a total of four jumps over the two-day show tomorrow and Thursday.

The display at the Norfolk Showground – which is sponsored by Hoseasons – is a firm favourite with families and tens of thousands of visitors were amazed by today’s array of advanced freefall manoeuvres, with falling speeds of up to 120mph.

Their unique, non-contact canopy stack – which has become synonymous with the Falcons – was part of the line-up. The height of the display was 5,000ft above the ground.

Sgt Shaun Borley, who took part in this afternoon’s jump, said it was “always brilliant” to put on a show for the annual agricultural event each year.

“The adrenaline before you leave the door, knowing you’ve got the one chance to make sure you’re doing a decent show, is great - you do it for the crowd,” he said. “It’s hard work all the way down but it’s a pleasure to jump into events such as this one.”

Check back later for an aerial video from the team.

• What do you think of this year’s Grand Ring line-up? Join the chat on Twitter using the hashtag #yournorfolkshow or follow us on Facebook.

When the RAF Falcons parachute display team will be performing:

• Day One:

12.20pm - RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

6.50pm - RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

• Day Two:

12.25pm - RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

5.40pm - RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team followed by the Closing Ceremony, including The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

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