In pictures: Former Red Arrows jet on the way to guard gate at RAF Scampton

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  • Photo: RAF
  • Photo: RAF
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  • Photo: RAF
  • Photo: RAF
  • Photo: RAF
  • Photo: RAF

A former Red Arrows jet is on the way from RAF Cranwell to be placed outside RAF Scampton to greet visitors arriving at the base near Lincoln.

The retired jet will become RAF Scampton’s so-called gate guardian.

The RAF released pictures on Friday, showing the jet being removed from RAF Cranwell paintshop and lifted on to its road transport.

As previously reported, the Hawk aircraft – just like the type flown by the Reds – will be placed adjacent to the Station Headquarters.

It will be unveiled by RAF Scampton’s Station Commander and representatives drawn from across the base at an event on Monday, October 12.