In 2017 we celebrated our 20th anniversary with a very special addition to our programme, inviting The Red Devils, the Parachute Regiment and British Army's official display team, to perform their spectacular freefall demonstration in the skies above our concerts.
We are delighted to say that in 2018 this daring team once again performed at the Battle Proms, including at the 100th Battle Proms Concert, Highclere Castle, Saturday 4 August, where the iconic architecture of 'The Real Downton Abbey' provided a spectacular backdrop to their landing!
We are hoping to be able to confirm The Red Devils for the 2019 Battle Proms Concerts - please wait for announcements.
An informative commentary was provided throughout the team’s display and team members joined the audience afterwards for the essential selfie opportunities!
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Photo courtesy of Victor Ho
Photos courtesy of Lee Helwig / Stamford Mercury
See the Red Devil's dramatic performance at the 2017 Ragley Hall Battle Proms!
History of The Red devils:
The Parachute Regiment Freefall Team ‘The Red Devils’ was formed in 1964 to promote the Army’s elite Parachute Regiment in support of recruitment. Every member of the team is a serving soldier from one of the Regiment’s three full-time Battalions: 1, 2 & 3 PARA - with each having seen active service in The Falklands, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan or Iraq.
Since 1979 The Red Devils has been firmly established as the British Army’s official parachute display team and its members are widely acknowledged as among the best display parachutists in the world. Every year the team carry out more than 100 spectacular parachute displays at public events worldwide promoting The British Army and The Parachute Regiment (‘The Paras’).
In addition to displays, the Red Devils also help to raise over £500,000 for charity each year by carrying out Tandem Skydives with members of the public.
A classic Red Devils parachute display will see up to ten team members jumping from an altitude of up to 10,000ft. Trailing smoke to demonstrate their speed and movement, the highly-skilled skydivers will freefall at speeds of up to 120mph, before deploying their parachutes. Once safely under canopy, team members will demonstrate breathtaking, high-speed “Swoop” landings and spectacular “Canopy Formations” – both unique to parachute displays in the UK.
For more information on the Red Devils, the Parachute Regiment and Tandem Skydives for charity, display bookings and/or sponsorship opportunities please visit the team’s website: www.reddevilsonline.com