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Red Arrows

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 109315, tabled on 24 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which dates the Red Arrows display team last performed in (a) Saudi Arabia, (b) Jordan, (c) Kuwait, (d) Qatar, (e) Oman, (f) Bahrain and (g) the United Arab Emirates; how many personnel from his Department attended each such performance; and what the cost to the public purse was of each such performance.

Answered on

1 November 2017

The Red Arrows and their support team recently completed a highly successful tour of the Middle East. The table below shows the date of the last display by named country, together with the number of additional personnel from the Department at individual events. The Red Arrows did not conduct any displays in the United Arab Emirates.

Country

Date of Last Display

No. of MOD Personnel in Attendance

Saudi Arabia

11 October 2017

10

Jordan

23 September 2017

1

Kuwait

28 September 2017

7

Qatar

30 September 2017

11

Oman

3 October 2017

7

Bahrain

8 October 2017

6

United Arab Emirates

Nil

Nil

The cost of the tour was primarily funded from within the Red Arrows flying hours allocation for Financial Year 2017-18. Costings for individual displays are not held in the format requested.