Red Arrows

Red Arrows wow crowds at British bases in Cyprus

The team is travelling to the United Arab Emirates for a display, stopping at RAF Akrotiri en route and impressing crowds in the process.

The Red Arrows have flown over British military bases in Cyprus, wowing the crowds as they soared over Episkopi Garrison before landing at RAF Akrotiri.

The RAF's aerobatic display team is on its way to perform in the United Arab Emirates from Malta, making a pit stop at RAF Akrotiri for a couple of days en route.

Crowds gathered to watch the famous aircraft arrive in Cyprus, giving service personnel and their families a taste of their spectacular skills.

It is the first time the Red Arrows have touched down in Cyprus since 2017.

Squadron Leader Adam Collins, Red 10 and Red Arrows Team Supervisor, told Forces News: "It's great to be back in Akrotiri.

"We'll be here for a couple of days to service the aircraft, gather everything together and then move across to the UAE and we'll be displaying there in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai."

The Sqn Ldr added that the team's trip to the Middle East will include a "flypast through some of the major landmarks" in the UAE and supporting the UK's contribution to the 2020 Expo.