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Red Arrows dazzle Pembrokeshire with spectacular flyover

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IT wasn’t advertised on their website, and some doubted it was going to happen, but our reports that the Red Arrows were to fly over the county on Saturday morning were accurate, and hundreds in the county were treated to a spectacular fly-past.

The iconic planes were travelling en-route from RAF Valley to Portsmouth’s Armed Forces Day on Southsea Common via Bournemouth. The route saw one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams fly from RAF Valley on Anglesey via north Wales and Ceredigion before flying over Fishguard and Scleddau, heading to St Davids Airfield where they turned. They then flew to Little Haven and turned again before flying over Haverfordwest and then out of the county.

Gary Thomas of New View Pembrokeshire captured these fantastic pictures and kindly agreed to share them on The Pembrokeshire Herald website.

However, not everyone had the same experience. “They turned over Nolton Haven instead of Little Haven and Broad Haven was packed full of people waiting!!” lamented local resident Nic Crimlus. Meanwhile, Susan Holton simply remarked, “Lucky things.”

This year marks the Red Arrows’ 60th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the nine Hawk T1 aircraft have special artwork on the side and tailfin of each jet. By the beginning of 2024 – the team’s 60th season, the Red Arrows had flown almost 5,000 displays in 57 countries.

The sighting brought joy and excitement to many in the county. Tessa-Jeff Taylor noted, “Caught a glimpse in Narberth,” while Nathan Holmes added, “Seen them in Haverfordwest.” Not everyone was so fortunate, as Sian Mcsparron pointed out, “Never came over Milford!!”

Julia Elizabeth Jones summed up the sentiment of many: “How awesome.” Indeed, the Red Arrows continue to inspire awe and admiration wherever they fly.

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Police appeal for information following assault at railway station

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OFFICERS in Pembrokeshire are investigating a report of an assault on a woman that happened outside Haverfordwest Railway Station at approximately 8:10pm on Monday (Jun 17).

One man, aged 49, was arrested on suspicion of common assault and remains in police custody.

Did you witness the assault or have any information that could help officers with their investigation? If so, get in touch:

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Busy weekend for the rescue team at HM Coastguard Dale

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HM Coastguard Dale said they were paged at 05.35 HRS to assist police in the Milford Haven area on Sunday (Jun 16).

Police received a call at 5am, raising concern for the welfare of an individual.

The individual is now safe they said.

Angle Lifeboat RNLI also attended the incident

Then at 10.13 HRS the team were called on again after a vessel reported a person face down on a cliff near Wooltack point. The team made their way to the scene and rendezvous with NCI Wooltack Point. It was quickly ascertained that this was a false call with good intentions. Team then stood down.

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Tributes paid to ‘much-loved’ couple who died in A477 collision

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THE FAMILIES of a much-loved couple who died in a collision on the A477 on Thursday, June 13, 2024, have paid tribute to them.

Katie Worrell, aged 25, and Adam Muskett, aged 27, were involved in a two-vehicle collision between Llanddowror and Red Roses at around 4pm on Thursday, June 13. Two cars were involved in the collision – a black Jaguar and a black Ford Fiesta.

A statement from Katie’s family said: “Katie was a much-loved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin. She lived life to the full, loving to travel and achieving so much in such a short time, she graduated with a Masters and worked hard. She loved her friends and Adam beyond words. Katie was kind, caring and beautiful and our lives will never be the same without her.”

Adam’s family have issued a statement to say: “Adam, our loving son, brother, grandson and nephew. He loved life, his friends, Tenby, football and Katie very much. How do we move on without you, your big kind heart and cheeky smile. We are heartbroken and forever proud.”

Anyone travelling on the A477, at or near to that location at the time, is requested to contact Police.

Investigating officers would particularly like to speak to any motorists who were in the area at that time who have dash cam in their vehicles.

Anyone with any information can contact the police on 101.

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