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Red, white and blue

The Red Arrows put on a patriotic display at the Royal International Air Tattoo. (Pic: PA)

Red, white and blue skies: Red Arrows steal the show at Royal International Air Tattoo

The Red Arrows were the stars of the Royal International Air Tattoo on Sunday, painting the sky a patriotic red, white and blue.

The dazzling display saw the planes give some much-needed colour to the dreary skies over RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

And it wan’t just the Red Arrows that wowed the crowds – a B-2 stealth bomber was accompanied by two F-15 Eagle fighter jets as it cruised past the RAF base.

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The bomber, which is capable of carrying nukes, flew some 4,200 miles from Missouri for its unscheduled appearance.

An Apache helicopter flew through a wall of fire in scenes reminiscent of a war movie.

The Air Tattoo is the world’s largest air fare, and is staged to raise money for the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.