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RAF Red Arrows back at RAF Akrotiri (Picture: BFCyprus).
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RAF Red Arrows welcomed back to Cyprus

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RAF Red Arrows back at RAF Akrotiri (Picture: BFCyprus).

Having brought their team's 2022 display season and five-week tour of the Gulf region and Egypt to a close on Friday, the Red Arrows have returned to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team's displays were part of the team's tour of the Gulf region and Egypt which were aimed at supporting and promoting a range of UK interests.

Photographer AS1 Abigail Drewett captured a stunning image and "demonstration of teamwork" of the Red Arrows over the Giza Pyramids.

The Red Arrows arrived in Bahrain at the start of November for their multi-stop tour of the Gulf region.

They also 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, ahead of the World Cup.

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The RAF Red Arrows over the Giza Pyramids (Picture: AS1 Abigail Drewett/ RAF Red Arrows Twitter).

Last month, the Red Arrows performed a flypast in Bahrain to conclude the 18th edition of the Manama Dialogue – a forum for global representatives to promote peace and security in the Gulf.

Earlier in the month, the Royal Air Force aerobatic team wowed crowds in the United Arab Emirates as they performed in Abu Dhabi.

The tour has not been without controversy after the Officer Commanding of the Red Arrows was suspended from his post while an investigation is carried out into an alleged relationship with a junior member of his team.

Wing Commander David Montenegro, a former frontline Tornado pilot took over as the commanding officer three years ago.

In August, an investigation was launched into the Red Arrows following allegations of what the RAF called "unacceptable" behaviour.

It came after The Times newspaper reported in August that members of the team were being investigated over allegations of misogyny, bullying and sexual harassment.