Britain's Red Arrows set to thrill Singapore crowds

The Red Arrows are set to dazzle Singapore crowds after last thrilling fans more than a decade ago. The aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force will soar high in the Singapore sky at noon on Oct 13 in a 30-minute flypast around the Marina Bay are
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The Red Arrows are set to dazzle Singapore crowds after last thrilling fans more than a decade ago. The aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force will soar high in the Singapore sky at noon on Oct 13 in a 30-minute flypast around the Marina Bay area. The performance is free of charge. The Red Arrows were first here in 1986, then 1996 and, most recently, in October 2003.

Red Arrows pilots fly the BAe Systems Hawk T. Mark 1 and each Hawk carries a bullet-shaped pod under its belly, which enables the aircraft to emit red, white or blue smoke plumes during the aerobatics routine. One of the world's premier aerobatic display teams, they are known for their Diamond 9 Formation.

The Singapore stop is part of the team's visit to the Middle East and Asia to contribute to a campaign to showcase the best that Britain has to offer. During the visit, the Red Arrows will take part in programmes that will promote Britain's longstanding relations in Singapore aimed at increasing trade and investment.

British High Commissioner to Singapore Scott Wightman said: "We are excited by the visit of the Red Arrows and their participation in a number of activities in Singapore that will deepen the strong ties between Singapore and the UK."

The #RedArrowsinSG hashtag will be used across social media platforms to provide up-to-date information on the Red Arrows' movement.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 04, 2016, with the headline 'Britain's Red Arrows set to thrill Singapore crowds'. Print Edition | Subscribe