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Source: Daily Mail
The RAF’s Red Arrows have painted the skies red, white and blue over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on their biggest-ever North American tour.
Going from coast-to-coast the famous aerobatic squadron have toured across the US and Canada this summer, their first on the continent since 2008.
Stunning images show the Hawk T1 jets ripping over San Francisco Bay in California on Tuesday, issuing great streams of smoke in the colours of the Union Jack.
The tour, dubbed Western Hawk 19, is drawing to its finale, with just a few more shows in California before their last in Rapid City, South Dakota next week.
The Ministry of Defence say the 11 week deployment is ‘to promote the best of British and deepen partnerships with close friends and allies.’The flight over the Golden Gate Bridge was one of a number of ‘iconic flypasts’ billed by the RAF, as well as 20 acrobatic shows as part of their tour.
In addition to flying, the servicemen have been giving dozens of talks on the ground at business receptions and to young people aimed at promoting science, technology and engineering.