2017 Events

The Gazelle Squadron Display team has been a regular on the UK airshow scene since early 2014. We have supported airshows across England with static displays, and 2016 saw us performing our first season as a 2 ship flying display.

2017 sees us with ambitious plans and we are continuing to work hard on aircraft and crew training with the intention of making a big impression on this year's UK airshow circuit.

In addition to the events listed below we also attend and support many private events, charity events and smaller shows which do not feature on this page. At the time of publishing we are awaiting confirmation from some show organisers - these are annotated as TBC.

Naomi House

Easter 2017

The Gazelle Squadron is a strong supporter of Naomi House, a local childrens hospice and we're looking forward to flying in the Easter Bunny to deliver this year's eggs!

3 CDO Bde Air Sqn RM Reunion

21st May 2017

The Gazelle Squadron is delighted to be involved with this private event - reuniting Royal Marine veterans with the aircraft that they have operated for almost 4 decades. In addition there will be a Falklands memorial service allowing Gazelle Sqn members with a Royal Marine background to remember fallen colleagues and the events of 1982.

Shuttleworth Collection "Fly Navy"

4 June 2017 Old Warden, Bedfordshire

The Shuttleworth collection are hosting this FLY NAVY event. It features an impressive array of aircraft with Navy heritage including our RN Sharks Gazelle, which we hope will perform a single ship display. In addition to this we will have another Gazelle on static display. The day promises to be an outstanding event which will certainly entertain the whole family. Full details.

Weston Air Festival

17-18 June 2017 Weston Super Mare, Somerset

Organised by North Somerset Council, this free event combines a mix of spectacular aerobatic displays and armed forces celebrations to entertain the whole family. The Gazelle Squadron are pleased to be providing at least two aircraft on both days. So please come along and meet us. Full details.

Medway Armed Forces Day Celebrations

24 June 2017 Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent

The Gazelle squadron will be providing a static display at this year's Armed Forces day. This tri-service family spectacular is free to enter and will feature a Military and Veterans parade and drumhead service. Arena displays. Finale Beat Retreat. Royal Engineers Trade Village, Army Medical Services, PWRR infantry, Royal Navy and EOD displays. Military have-a-go activities for all ages including drive a digger and the assault course challenge. Royal Engineers bridge building competition, Veterans & Armed Forces Hospitality. Band and sing-song concerts. Giant funfair. Information and activity stands from many armed forces related charities. Historic military vehicles and heritage displays. Inter-unit tug-of-war competition.

Wales National Airshow (TBC)

1st-2nd July 2017 Swansea, S.Wales

Organised by Swansea city and cultural events team, this event delivers a number of spectacular aerobatic displays. The Gazelle Squadron are currently in negotiations with the organisers and our attendance is TBC. Full details.

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day

8th July 2017 RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset

The Gazelle Squadron are delighted to be supporting this show. This is one of the Southwest’s largest one day events and a firm favourite with the Gazelle Squadron crews. The Squadron hope to provide both a static and a flying display in front of a home crowd. This event offers an action-packed day out for all the family. Whether you’re a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, be prepared for an amazing experience! Full details.

RAF Marham Families Day TBC

20th July, Norfolk

RAF Marham is one of the RAF's busiest airfields and The Gazelle Squadron is keen to show support for it's staff and their families. We have applied to attend this show and are awaiting confirmation from the organisers but are hopeful of being able to deliver both a flying and a static display.

RAF Scampton Airshow TBC

9-10 Sept 2017 RAF Scampton, Lincs

The Gazelle Squadron have applied to attend this show and are awaiting confirmation from the organisers. This new event, raising funds to support the RAF Charitable Trust, will be held at RAF Scampton, the home of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team - The Red Arrows. Full details.

RAF Brize Festival

TBC Sept 2017 RAF Brize Norton, Gloucestershire

The Gazelle Squadron is proud to support this local, military families day event and hope to be be providing two aircraft and crews for a static display.

Jersey International Air Display TBC

14 September 2017 RAF Jersey

The Gazelle Squadron have applied to attend this show and are awaiting confirmation from the organisers. We are extremely excited at the prospect of displaying in Jersey. It will mean additional training for the crews who will need to undertake Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) in order to enjoy increased safety on the oversea transit. The skies above Jersey have enjoyed an annual air display for over 62 years, delighting and attracting many tens of thousands of local residents and visitors to enjoy one of the most eagerly anticipated events in Jersey’s summer programme of activities. Full details.