Commodore Jon Pentreath OBE, Commanding Officer of Yeovilton said:
"We are really pleased to welcome everyone to RNAS Yeovilton from far and wide. We have assembled a magnificent wealth of talent from across the globe, to make this day very special."
An old favourite brought cheers and loud applause from the crowds as the Fly Navy Heritage trust's Sea Vixen took to the Somerset skies. This all British twin-boom, twin-turbo-jet powered fighter, that flew from the Royal Navy's carriers in the 1960s and early 1970s thundered over the spectators, in true naval style.
The Fleet Air Arm demonstrated their frontline capability with displays from the Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force with the Wildcat and a final farewell to Yeovilton air days from the Lynx Mk 8, as the aircraft goes out of service in March 2017.
The Black Cats team leader and pilot Lt Cdr Dave Lilly said on landing:
"This was a fantastic display for us showing what we can do with our Wildcats at our home base in front if our home crowd. It's a privilege to display to our community and show them what we can do."