Dartmouth Royal Regatta a soaring success
THE port of Dartmouth's 169th Royal Regatta was a resounding success with thousands flocking to the town to see spectacular and daring displays on land, sea and in the air.
Events on Friday included the barrel rolling and rowing races and children joined adults in the streets for a waiter and waitresses run-off.
But the stars of the show were once again the fabulous Red Arrows who lit up the skies with their spectacular aerobatic show.
They were joined by a supersonic Eurofighter and The Blades aero display team.
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On Saturday the showstopping event was the Battle of Britain Memorial display which featured a vintage RAF Lancaster and Hurricane.
Former chairman and member of the organising committee Basil Williams said: "It was a huge success made all the better by the good weather.
"The town was very busy and local businesses should all have done well, which is what it is all about."
The Royal Regatta concluded on Saturday evening with a nautical-themed firework display in honour of the Royal Naval College which is celebrating its 150th year.