Red Arrows complete “Best of British” world tour

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Red Arrows complete “Best of British” world tour

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The Red Arrows left their base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire on 29 September

The Red Arrows aerobatic display team has completed a 60-day world tour, which included its first ever public display in China.

As part of the “Best of British” tour, the team performed in parts of the Middle East, India and Pakistan.

It takes the number of countries it has performed in since its formation in 1965 in to 57.

The Lincolnshire-based team has released cockpit footage shot in China and Oman.

Media captionTake a flight with the Red Arrows as the team performs a corkscrew manoeuvre in Oman

The Red Arrows said one of the highlights of the tour was the opportunity to display in China at the airshow in Zhuhai.

The tour also saw the team – who have now performed more than 4,500 displays – perform in Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

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The team”s route took them through France, Greece (pictured) and Cyprus
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Along the way, the team performed in Karachi, Pakistan
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The team tweeted about “some serious cumulonimbus clouds” en-route to India

Media captionThe aerobatic team in action at its first public display in China
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The Reds performed a joint flypast with aircraft from the Royal Bahraini Air Force
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The display team reached speeds of 350 mph (563 km/h) while performing along the promenade of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates
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People lined beaches in Muscat, Oman, to watch a display by the Red Arrows
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The team completed the tour with a display in Kuwait on Tuesday
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The Red Arrows have now performed more than 4,500 displays in 57 countries

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