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Red Arrows set for major Asian tour

Credit: ITV News

Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows are set for a major tour of Asia with performances in China, India, Malaysia and Singapore, it has been announced.

The tour, to support Britain's prosperity, is part of performances in up to 20 locations from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific.

It will see the Red Arrows, who are based at RAF Scampton, perform their world-famous aerobatics in China for the first time ever.

Planning is under way to finalise details of deployment, which follows an invitation for the aerobatic team of Hawk T1 aircraft to perform at the Zhuhai Airshow as part of the UK’s GREAT campaign.

Our RAF Red Arrows and Typhoons represent the best of British. The Red Arrows will fly the flag for Britain in key export markets while our RAF Typhoons will exercise with our allies.

– Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

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Lincolnshire Red Arrows perform fly-past for Queen's 90th birthday

The Lincolnshire based Red Arrows were one of the many highlights at the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations today.

Aerobatic team from RAF Scampton perform fly-past for Queen's birthday Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Aerobatic team from RAF Scampton were part of an RAF fly-past at Buckingham Palace, thrilling the Royal family on the palace balcony - and the thousands of spectators who lined the Mall. It followed a Trooping the Colour event in Horse Guards Parade.

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