IMAGE ID 2GP478H Red Arrows fly over the military base at Episkopi in Cyprus 280921 CREDIT REUTERS, YIANNIS KOURTOGLOU, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO cover image
The Red Arrows are currently in Greece for a four-week training camp (Picture: Reuters/Yiannis Kourtoglou/Alamy Stock Photo).
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Red Arrows team member sent home from training camp in Greece 

In a statement, the RAF said the team member had returned to the UK for personal reasons.

IMAGE ID 2GP478H Red Arrows fly over the military base at Episkopi in Cyprus 280921 CREDIT REUTERS, YIANNIS KOURTOGLOU, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO cover image
The Red Arrows are currently in Greece for a four-week training camp (Picture: Reuters/Yiannis Kourtoglou/Alamy Stock Photo).

A member of the Royal Air Force's Red Arrows has been sent home from a training camp in Greece for "personal reasons".

An RAF spokesperson said the team member had been "temporarily withdrawn", but refused to "offer further comment at this stage".

"The Red Arrows continue with their pre-season display training and preparations for events including the Platinum Jubilee programme," the statement said.

Watch: Red Arrows in Greece pre-season training.

It comes after the RAF announced the Red Arrows will display with a seven-aircraft formation this year as opposed to nine, as two pilots have moved to different roles.

Performing with seven aircraft is something the Red Arrows do prepare for, according to the RAF.

For national flypast events, the RAF are intending to use a nine-aircraft formation.