Red Arrows

Red Arrows Undergo Pre-Season Training In Greece

Exercise Springhawk will last five weeks and will prepare the Royal Air Force aerobatic team for upcoming events.

The Red Arrows, the aerobatic display team of the Royal Air Force, are in Greece completing essential pre-season training.

Known as Exercise Springhawk, the annual overseas training allows the Red Arrows to take advantage of more settled weather conditions, with a high tempo of flying – crucial for the team to be ready in time for national taskings, events and activities.

The aim of the five-week exercise is to perfect, polish and prepare a world-class, dynamic and safe display.

The Red Arrows said they are grateful for the "substantial support and co-operation" given by the British Embassy in Athens, the Hellenic Air Force and Greek authorities.

The aerobatic team performs for global audiences, leaving behind vapour trails of red, white and blue as they fly the skies.

Members of the Red Arrows team in Greece observed a one-minute silence to pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday (Picture: Twitter/@rafredarrows).

As well as displays, the team performs flypasts to mark commemorative events and recognise landmarks within the UK and military communities.

On Saturday, members of the Red Arrows team in Greece observed a one-minute silence, to pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Following his death on 9 April, aged 99, Prince Philip's funeral service took place in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Cover image: Twitter/Red Arrows.