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RAF Red Arrows final UK display this summer to be at RIAT at Fairford

Photo: Jonathan Richards for Celador Radio

The RAF Red Arrows will make their last display in the UK this summer at the international air tattoo at Fairford.

The RAF Red Arrows will perform their last public displays in the UK on 19-21 July at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds, before they fly to North America for the Western Hawk 19 Tour.

The team will travel across the two nations with a view to promoting trade and co-operation in support of the UK’s prosperity agenda.

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster announced their participation earlier this week: "The Red Arrows are an international symbol of Britain and this landmark event will generate a significant amount of investment. It is only right that, after more than a decade away, they return to the home of our closest defence ally."

Photo: Jonathan Richards for Celador Radio

The Red Arrows are no stranger to the skies above RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire and have been a firm crowd-favourite at the airshow for the past three years.

Air Tattoo spokesman Richard Arquati said: “As always, we are delighted to welcome the Red Arrows back to the show."

“Their breath-taking flying displays never fail to disappoint however this year will be extra-special in light of their upcoming tour – we wish them a successful trip”.

Organisers of the air tattoo have also announced several other aircraft that will be displaying including a Spanish Navy Harrier ‘jump jet’ and the Royal Jordanian Air force Falcons display team.

Below is a photo, courtesy of the RAF, of the Red Arrows practising earlier this week for the 2019 season. 

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