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COVID: RAF Cosford Air Show 2021 Postponed

The air show is now aiming to introduce a "smaller, socially-distanced event" over a weekend in September.

The 2021 RAF Cosford Air Show has been postponed due to COVID-19.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the air show said it is "working hard to develop options for a smaller, socially-distanced event across the weekend of the 11 and 12 September 2021".

The event at the Shropshire base was due to be held on 13 June.

Last year's show was cancelled due to the pandemic. It had previously been postponed from June to September but was later called off.

The event, last held in 2019, was due to go ahead on 13 June (Picture: Crown Copyright).

RAF Cosford Air Show said the "difficult decision" was made to postpone this year's event due to "ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, and the resulting uncertainty for mass events".

"Obviously, we are really disappointed to be in this position once again," the post read.

Customers who held onto their tickets from last year can request a refund from RAF Cosford Air Show’s website, or they will remain valid for future events.

Last week, it was announced the Royal Navy International Air Day had been cancelled due to COVID-19.

It was the second year in a row that the event at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset had been cancelled.

Cover image: A Chinook at the RAF Cosford Air Show in 2019 (Picture: Crown Copyright).