Full details are now available for this year's RNAS Culdrose Air Day, including the announcement that the Red Arrows should be making an appearance.

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 24 after a one-year break following last summers' Olympics and a new runway.

It is the annual opening to the public of one of Europe's largest helicopter bases.

People will be able to meet those who have served on frontline squadrons, supporting the Royal Navy all over the world.

One of the main attractions is always the flying display, which features some of the world's most famous flying displays.

Organisers are working hard to put together a flying programme to remember and the Red Arrows' confirmation is a major boost. They will now be hoping poor weather does not prevent the Arrows from cancelling their display, as was the case when they were due to appear a few years ago.

Regardless of the weather, however, there will be the usual activities on the ground.

Visitors will be able to climb onboard aircraft, be “scrambled” on a search and rescue mission, winched high into the air or jump into the driving seat of a military fire engine.

All of the naval air squadrons and units will be on display ready to talk about what they do and explain how their aircraft are deployed and used around the world.

For full details of the event, including prices and advanced tickets sales, visit www.culdroseairday.com or email navycu-execairdayenquiries@mod.uk.

Cornish traders are also welcome to apply for space in the traders' area on the day. In the first instance all traders should contact Audrey Huelin on audrey@ahagb.co.uk who can send out an information pack.