Pride of Britain: Red Arrows wow over Giza Pyramids 

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Stunning shot of Red Arrows over Giza Pyramids marks end of tour. Photographer: AS1 Abigail Drewett - UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

The Red Arrows have brought the team’s 2022 display season to a close by flying over the Giza Pyramids as they departed from Cairo.

Concluding a five-week tour of the Gulf Region and Egypt, their visit was the first by the team to the country in almost 20 years.

Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows showcase the excellence of the RAF and represent the United Kingdom both at home and overseas.

The displays have been part of the team’s tour of the Gulf region and Egypt which is aimed at supporting and promoting a range of UK interests.

Luckily for us, their dare defying formations were captured in some stunning images over the Giza Pyramids, taken by photographers AS1 Abigail Drewett and AS1 Katrina Knox.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team performed a flypast over the Giza Pyramids as the Red Arrows left Cairo to conclude a five-week tour of the Gulf region and Egypt. Photographer: AS1 Katrina Knox – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

The Red Arrow team consists of 11 pilots, nine of whom fly in the display, and more than 100 support personnel and technicians.

Each of the pilots has previous fast-jet, operational experience flying the Tornado, Typhoon or Harrier, enabling the RAF to secure the skies and protect the nation and its interests, 365-days a year.

One of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, the Red Arrows have now completed approximately 5,000 displays, in 58 countries.

Flying Hawk T1 jets, the team is based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

For more information on the Red Arrows, follow @rafredarrows on Twitter, like the team’s Facebook page at RAF Red Arrows, view pictures on Instagram @rafredarrows or visit www.raf.mod.uk/reds

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