The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has become the first nation to confirm its attendance at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2024.
An RCAF CF-188A Hornet will take part in the flying display for the first time since 2018 and combines with a celebration for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Centennial.
Head of Air Operations for the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, Peter Reoch said: “We are delighted to confirm our first participating aircraft for next year’s Royal International Air Tattoo, especially with the Canadian Hornet being a rare sight in British skies.
“In addition to flying display, we are expecting a large Canadian presence in the static display at RAF Fairford in July as we mark their centenary, and we are looking forward to sharing more information in the coming months once additional aircraft types are confirmed.”
Brigadier-General Ron Walker, Deputy Commander Force Generation at 1 Canadian Air Division, and the former Air Advisor for the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff in London added: “The Royal Canadian Air Force have a long and proud history that is intertwined with the Royal Air Force.
“We are looking forward to celebrating this history next summer at the Royal International Air Tattoo.
“Being the world-renowned event it is, we are working hard to mark the RCAF Centennial at the show next July and visitors can expect to see a diverse array of our assets and culture on display.”
Tickets for RIAT 2024 are already selling fast and you must book in advance if you want to attend.