UK's Red Arrows thrill Singaporeans in flypast at Marina Bay area

One of the world's premier aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows performed a 20 minute flypast over Marina Bay.
Singaporeans were treated to a brilliant display of aerobatics by the Red Arrows, the aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) on Tuesday (Oct 18) afternoon.
Singaporeans were treated to a brilliant display of aerobatics by the Red Arrows, the aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) on Tuesday (Oct 18) afternoon.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
 Singaporeans were treated to a brilliant display of aerobatics by the Red Arrows, the aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) on Tuesday (Oct 18) afternoon.
Singaporeans were treated to a brilliant display of aerobatics by the Red Arrows, the aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) on Tuesday (Oct 18) afternoon. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans were treated to a brilliant display of aerobatics by the Red Arrows, the aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) on Tuesday (Oct 18) afternoon.

Although the performance had been postponed twice, Singaporeans turned out in large numbers to witness the jaw-dropping dips and manoeuvres by the skilled RAF pilots.

The planes, each a BAe Systems Hawk T. Mark 1, passed Marina Bay in battle formation - a large V-shape - which is one of the team's signature formations.

The Singapore stop is part of the team's visit to the Middle East and Asia in a campaign to showcase the best of Britain.

The Red Arrows were first here in 1986, then 1996 and in October 2003.

Flight Lieutenant Stewart Campbell, 36, who was flying here for the first time, said the performance was a great experience. "We are really glad we managed to arrive and do what we were hoping to do last week. We've given all we can to Singapore."