RAF Leeming: Red Arrows flypast as squadron disbands


The Red Arrows soared above North Yorkshire as the RAF display team said goodbye to a Yorkshire squadron.

100 Squadron, based at RAF Leeming, Northallerton, is set to disband on 31 March after 105 years of service.

The squadron formed as a night bomber unit in 1917 and its crews have since fought in two world wars.

Aerobatic team the Red Arrows joined the squadron’s Hawk T1 jets in multiple displays above the site, the only operational RAF base in Yorkshire.

It moved to RAF Leeming in 1995 and its black jets have been a familiar sight over North Yorkshire.

Simulating enemy forces, they have provided essential training to the RAF pilots who have gone on to fly Typhoon and Lightning aircraft in front-line roles.

As part of the disbandment, the Red Arrows left RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire and assembled for the fly-past at RAF Leeming.

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