H4572 : Flying display, Sedan Avenue, Omagh

taken 49 years ago, near to An Oghmagh and Mount Pleasant, Northern Ireland

Flying display, Sedan Avenue, Omagh
Flying display, Sedan Avenue, Omagh
I took this shot from the balcony of the old pavilion belonging to the Tyrone Farming Society. It was part of a flying display by the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards helicopter team in the Army's Ulster Tattoo held on 13th-14th Sept, 1968. According to the local papers, between 10,000 and 12,000 spectators attended. There was also a freefall descent by the Red Devils parachute regiment, a motorbike display and performances by marching bands. I spent a couple of days in the library scanning the archives to ascertain the date. No such display by the army took place again as the troubles started in 1969. This was near the same location as the triangle on the tarmac in this shot looking north-east at the Retail Park. In the background, St Patrick's football grounds and the Army buildings at Lisanelly can be seen. These are not visible now with the erection of the new shops. LinkExternal link

It its heyday there was a badminton club here called the Park Club

See also H4572 : Helicopter, Sedan Avenue, Omagh
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14 September 1968   (more nearby)
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Monday, 27 November, 2006
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Showground   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! H 450 729 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.1401N 7:18.2668W
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Irish: geotagged! H 450 729
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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