Red Arrows couldn’t make it but Fleet Hargate show goes on

Harold Payne was disappointed the Red Arrows had to cancel
Harold Payne was disappointed the Red Arrows had to cancel
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The Anglia Motel’s military weekend was another hit this year, raising funds to help support local soldiers.

Harold Payne, who runs the motel in Fleet Hargate, has worked tirelessly with the local community to raise money to help send World War Two veterans and relatives to visit war graves and battlefields,

Oliver Stone and Alfie Jacklin with WWII memoribilia SG040715-113TW

Oliver Stone and Alfie Jacklin with WWII memoribilia SG040715-113TW

More than £500,000 has been raised by the Anglian Pilgrimage Fund which he set up 22 years ago, with a further £1,000 raised from the military weekend.

Mr Payne said: “We had some good entertainment. I was disappointed the Red Arrows couldn’t make it. They were due to be here on the Saturday but were called off due to worries of a terrorist attack at a second display at an American base in Norfolk.

“Instead we had a fly-past from a Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a Spitfire on the Sunday.

“We had a decent turn-out and donated £11,000 to the Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund.”