Red Arrows to return to Lincolnshire today after two-month Middle East tour

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The Red Arrows will return from their two-month tour of the Middle East this afternoon.

Crowds at the Lincoln Christmas Market will be able to see the Reds perform a special fly-past over the cathedral at midday, as they head back to their base at RAF Scampton.

Take a look at some photos from the tour:

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team performed more than 20 displays and a series of flypasts across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.

The tour, which took two months to complete, also saw the Red Arrows perform in China for the first time ever.

The tour in full:

  • September 29: RAF Scampton (Departure)
  • October 3: Karachi, Pakistan (Flypast)
  • October 8: Hindon: Indian Air Force Day (Display)
  • October 11: Dhaka, Bangladesh (Flypast)
  • October 13: Singapore (Flypast)
  • October 14: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Flypast with Typhoon aircraft)
  • October 17: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Display)
  • October 20: Da Nang, Vietnam (Overnight stop)
  • October 23-25: Shanghai, China (Ground events)
  • October 28-29: Hong Kong, China (Ground events)
  • November 1-6 : Zhuhai Airshow, China (Displays)
  • November 11: Hua Hin, Thailand (Displays and flypasts)
  • November 16: Hyderabad, India (Display)
  • November 17: Bangalore, India (Flypast)
  • November 20: Muscat, Oman (Display)
  • November 23: Bahrain (Flypast)
  • November 24: Abu Dhabi The Corniche, UAE (Display)
  • November 27: Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, UAE (Display)
  • November 28: Kuwait (Flypast)
  • December 2: RAF Scampton (Return home)

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