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WATCH: Amazing footage of Red Arrows flying over Ipswich on way back to RAF Scampton

PUBLISHED: 07:27 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 23 July 2018

Spend your lunch break catching up on these stories. Picture: WILL ALLEN

Spend your lunch break catching up on these stories. Picture: WILL ALLEN

Will Allen

There were reports of people seeing the Red Arrows flying over parts of Suffolk last night.

They were likely to have been on their way back to their base at RAF Scampton, in Lincolnshire, returning from the Farnborough International Airshow, in Hampshire,

They had earlier flown over Essex straight over Grays, Billericay and Tiptree, over the A12 towards Colchester then into Suffolk.

The Red Arrows are well known for reaching impressive speeds and being loved by many.

Flying distinctive Hawk fast-jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff.

The distinctive red Hawks of the RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows. Picture: GARY STEDMANThe distinctive red Hawks of the RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows. Picture: GARY STEDMAN

The Arrows began their flight at around 7.30pm from Biggin Hill airport in Kent and were expected to fly over Billericay at around 7.36pm.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams.

Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the service.

They assist in recruiting to the armed forces, act as ambassadors for the UK at home and overseas and promote the best of British.

The display team will take part at this year’s Clacton Airshow next month where somewhere in the region of 250,000 visitors are set watch the impressive aerobatic displays.

The world-famous crew will be showing off talents above the town’s sky on August 23 and August 24.

The airshow will run between 11am to 9pm on Thursday and 11am to 5pm on Friday and entry to both days is free.

CREDIT: The video embedded in this story was taken by Will Allen, an RAF Red Arrows sergeant.

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