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Red Arrows Olympics flypasts

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – The Red Arrows are extremely proud to represent the Royal Air Force, the Armed Forces and the United Kingdom at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

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The Royal Air Force Red Arrows Aerobatic Team (stock image)

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows Aerobatic Team (stock image) [Picture: Corporal Andy Benson RAF, Crown Copyright/MOD 2009]

On Friday 27 July, The Red Arrows will conduct flypasts in formation over London 2012 Live Sites, including Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff, before a flypast of the Olympic Stadium and the Central London Live Sites in Victoria Park and Hyde Park to mark the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony pre-show at 20:12hrs.

Flypasts are scheduled to take place as follows (all times are BST (GMT+1)):

  • Edinburgh - 12:33hrs
  • Belfast - 13:01hrs
  • Cardiff - 16:21hrs
  • Olympic Stadium - 20:12hrs

Squadron Leader Jim Turner (Red 1) said:

The Red Arrows are incredibly proud and excited to be part of the London 2012 Olympics. It is a huge honour for the whole Squadron to be involved in such a momentous occasion and to represent the United Kingdom at this ‘once in a lifetime’ event.

Published 26 July 2012