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Red Arrows - our pride

The Red Arrows were practising hard today for their Olympic fly-past.

On Tuesday the team, based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, will perform as the torch arrives at Yarborough Sports Ground to light the cauldron on 27 June.

It will be the first time they will fly as a team of nine after the departure of their first female pilot.

They will also take part in the Olympic opening ceremony, flying over Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

The team has been learning to fly as a seven for the 2012 season following the departure of its first female pilot.

Squadron Leader Jim Turner said: "It's a fantastic year to be the leader of the Red Arrows. "It will be an incredibly proud moment to be part of the flypast for the relay on Wednesday.

"We are also looking forward to the Olympics, even though there will be extreme pressure and an audience in the multi-millions."