Red Arrows joined QEAF and RAF Typhoon jets for a fly-past in Qatar
The Red Arrows and Qatar's aerobatic display team performed thrilling displays over the seafront (Picture: MOD).
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Red Arrows and RAF Typhoon jets fly over Doha ahead of World Cup

Red Arrows joined QEAF and RAF Typhoon jets for a fly-past in Qatar
The Red Arrows and Qatar's aerobatic display team performed thrilling displays over the seafront (Picture: MOD).

The Red Arrows joined Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and RAF Typhoon jets for a flypast over spectators and senior representatives from both air forces gathered in Doha's harbour, in Qatar. 

The RAF Typhoons were from 12 Squadron, the joint UK-Qatar Typhoon squadron, which is currently deployed to Qatar to support the formation of the QEAF's first Typhoon squadron.

This is the RAF's first joint squadron with another nation since the Second World War. 

They will also support air security operations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, where 12 Squadron and an RAF Voyager air-to-air refuelling aircraft will support counter-terrorism efforts with air security operations.

Red Arrows joined QEAF and RAF Typhoon jets for a fly-past in Qatar
The Red Arrows' display over Doha is the team's first display there since 2017 (Picture: MOD).

This is part of a wider UK contribution to the tournament's security overseen by the Qatar government, to help deliver a safe and successful event for football fans from the UK and across the world. 

Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, Chief of the Air Staff, said that the "strong bond" between the two nations' pilots and engineers "reflects the close relationship between our air forces".

He added: "I look forward to continuing to work with Qatar in tackling our shared security challenges."

The Red Arrows are currently on a month-long visit to the Gulf and Egypt.

The tour will include a combination of air shows, flypasts and ground engagement.