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Red Arrows to give final performance in Middle East tour today

By RCousins_LE  |  Posted: December 02, 2013

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The 2013 display season ends today for the Red Arrows as they give their final performance in Dubai.

And for two pilots this will be their final display with the Red Arrows.

The eleven red arrow jets are set to return on Thursday to RAF Scampton and will be returning home via Jordan.

Nine jets take part in the displays are two are spares.

The visit came about after the Reds accepted an invitation to the Dubai Air Show, where they will perform each day between November 17 and November 21.

They gave performances across the Middle East including Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE over a five-week stint.

Their final performance will be aired live on television in Dubai where the distinctive red jets from the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, based in RAF Scampton, will no doubt impress spectators with a series of precision formations and dynamic loops and rolls.

Flight Lieutenant Chris Lyndon-Smith is Red 6 and has been in the Red Arrows for three years and Squadron Leader Ben Plank who is Red 8 has been in the Red Arrows for four years will be taking part in their final display today.

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