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Red Arrows celebrate their 50th anniversary at Scotland's national airshow

red arrows at East Fortune Image copyright j kerr
Image caption The Red Arrows were the star attraction at the National Museum of Flight

The Red Arrows headlined Scotland's national airshow in East Lothian as they celebrate their 50th flying season.

A crowd of 13,500 saw the RAF aerobatic team perform at the National Museum of Flight fresh from their display at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Other attractions included a Hurricane, Spitfire and a Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The event marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Actors playing pilots, air crew and ground staff showed what life was like at the aerodrome at the time.

The show in East Fortune also featured a supersonic Typhoon and a turbo-prop Tucano completed the RAF aerial line-up.

Other aircraft included a newly-renovated Bronco, a vintage Tiger Moth, an Autogyro, a T6 Texan, and a UH-1 Huey helicopter.

Crowds were also entertained by the performance of the Breitling Wingwalkers and the RV8ors aerobatic team.

On the ground, visitors got up close to a full-size replica of an RAF Red Arrow Hawk, which was on display at the museum for the first time.

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