The Royal Air Force’s new submarine-hunter aircraft has flown in formation with the Red Arrows for the first time.

Flanked by the distinctive Hawk jets of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Poseidon MRA1 (P-8A) carried out the flypast over, Scotland. The Poseidon is based in the impressive new £100m P8 Strategic Facility – home to the UK’s Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

The sortie marked the Red Arrows’ arrival at the Moray station ahead of its annual Friends and Family Day event later in the day. 


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Photographer: Cpl Adam Fletcher (RAF)