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The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, performed a flypast at the final of the Rugby World Cup, on Saturday, October 31.
Nine jets from the display team flew over Twickenham Stadium a few minutes before the game between Australia and New Zealand kicked off.
The Red Arrows also went over Trafalgar Square in central London, where fans gathered to watch the final on screen.
Pictures and video taken from the backseats of the jets by show the team over London, with landmarks such as Tower Bridge, The Shard and the Palace of Westminster below.
Among the pilots flying one of the distinctive Red Arrows Hawk aircraft was New Zealand-born Flight Lieutenant Emmet Cox, who flies as Red 5.
Born and raised on the North Shore of Auckland, he emigrated to the United Kingdom in 2001 and joined the Royal Air Force a year later.
Flt Lt Cox flew the Tornado GR4 operationally and joined the Red Arrows for the 2015 display season.
The Red Arrows took off from the team’s home at RAF Scampton, in Lincolnshire, at 1525hrs for the Rugby World Cup flypast.
The jets flew over Trafalgar Square at 1553hrs, Twickenham two minutes later and then returned to their base.
Showcasing the excellence of the Royal Air Force and representing the United Kingdom at home and overseas, the Red Arrows fly BAE Systems Hawk fast-jets.
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The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the Service.