Red Arrows

20th March 2019

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the closure of RAF Scampton and the relocation of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. RAF Wittering has been identified as one of three RAF bases which could be a potential suitable future location.

The information was disclosed to Shailesh Vara MP in a letter to him from Tobias Ellwood, Minister in the MoD.

The Red arrows are the world’s premier acrobatic display team and work is ongoing to ensure that they can continue showcasing their incredible skills, as well as supporting British industry, Armed Forces recruitment and defence diplomacy.

The MoD, in collaboration with the RAF and the Civil Aviation Authority, will now be carrying out further detailed studies to assess the suitability of the potential site.

Mr Vara said:

“It would be a privilege to have RAF Wittering as the home of the Red Arrows.

The Arrows epitomise the values of the RAF and would be a very welcome addition to the local community and economy.

I will be following the process closely and very much hope that RAF Wittering is found to be the most suitable location.”

CLICK HERE to download the letter from Minister Tobias Ellwood MP of the MoD