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Two Military Air Shows Impacted By Coronavirus

The announcements come amid the Government's continued call for social distancing to try and stop the COVID-19 outbreak.

One military air show has been cancelled and another postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

The Royal Navy International Air Day 2020 at RNAS Yeovilton has been called off, while the 2020 RAF Cosford Air Show has been postponed.

In a statement, the Royal Navy said it was a "difficult decision" to cancel the International Air Day due to take place on 11 July.

"This decision to cancel has been made as a prudent measure and in accordance with Government guidance on COVID-19," the statement read. 

"We are making sensible and proportionate adjustments to non-essential activity, these decisions are made on a case by case basis to minimise the impact of COVID-19."

Meanwhile, organisers of the air show at RAF Cosford said it has been postponed as they were "unable to guarantee normality" by the start of the event on 14 June.

Crowds walk around RAF Cosford at last year's air show (Picture: Crown Copyright).

RAF Cosford also said the new date is "still to be arranged".

Both air shows have said tickets can be refunded. 

The announcements come after the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - one of the biggest air shows in the world - was also cancelled on Friday.

Cover image: RAF Cosford Air Show  2019 (Picture: Crown Copyright).