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Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows gearing up for first China show

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The RAF Red Arrows display team will perform in China for the first time, one of 20 destinations for them in the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that the aerobatic team will perform their world-famous displays and flypasts in China, as well as countries including India, Malaysia and Singapore.

Planning is underway to finalise details of the Red Arrows’ 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.

Jets of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, showing their new Union flag tailfin. MoD/Crown Copyright

Jets of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, showing their new Union flag tailfin. MoD/Crown Copyright

Following visits to Japan in January and Singapore in May, Fallon confirmed that RAF Typhoon jets will take part in the joint exercise Bersama Lima from Malaysia, which forms part of the UK’s commitment to the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA).

The Typhoons will then deploy around the region for joint exercises with allies, demonstrating the UK’s commitment to exercise with allies across the globe.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said:”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.”