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Movers & Sheikhers

By 4 November 2022November 7th, 2022No Comments

The Reds are on the move and so are we…

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October was a busy month for the Red Arrows as the team moved from their home at RAF Scampton to their new digs at RAF Waddington. The move comes as a result of the closure of the Scampton by the MOD.

Apart from a small interlude at RAF Cranwell during the 90s, RAF Scampton has been the home to the Red Arrows for 35 years. The base was also the original home to  617 Squadron, ‘The Dambusters‘ during the Second World War and of course the Avro Vulcan Bombers during the Cold War.

As a Lincolnshire based brand we are delighted the team will remain in the county.

We’re pleased to stock our licensed collection in an independently owned shop nestled between RAF Cranwell and RAF Waddington, so next time you are in the neighbourhood pop along to Urban Living Navenby for a browse…

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Middle East Comes Calling…

As well as moving homes, the team prepared for and left for a tour of the Middle East. The timing of which has us jumping up and down for joy. Read more here.

The 5-week programme of activities will support a range of UK interests as part of the Government’s GREAT Britain Campaign and take in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It is hoped the tour will also include a visit to Egypt by the team for the first time in almost 20 years.

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red arrows pilot pannier bag on hawk jet supplied by sponsor asali designs

Following on from the Red Arrows Rucksacks and luggage tags supplied earlier this year, we’re delighted to have delivered the 3rd and final part of our sponsorship commitment before the tour. The Pannier bags were made to their specified measurements and colour coded for the Pilots and Circus personnel.

Pannier bags are used to carry personal belongings needed for the trip and are usually bespoke for the aircraft type. Space is at a premium so it is important to get a bag that fits perfectly. 

November 5th 2022 – Red Arrows in Doha

To mark the air defence partnership between both nations the Red Arrows joined the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) Typhoon jets in a fly past in Doha. The team also treated the city to a display as part of their tour of the Middle East.

We were lucky enough to watch it all from the vantage point of the iconic Sheraton Hotel, one of the first structurally innovative contemporary buildings to be erected in Qatar.

WATCH the QEAF, RAF Red Arrows and Saudi Hawks display over Doha.

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