All eyes were glued to the skies in downtown Victoria late Thursday afternoon as Britain’s iconic RAF Red Arrows soared over the city, trailing clouds of red, white, and blue.
Great Britain’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are currently on tour in North America and they flew past Victoria on their way to a stop in Vancouver.
“Throughout the Red Arrows’ North American tour, the response of everyone in Canada to our displays, flypasts and ground events has been overwhelming. This has positively demonstrated the close bonds between the UK and Canada across industry, defence and culturally,” said Wing Commander Andrew Keith, Officer Commanding, Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.
“It will be brilliant to conclude our time in Canada by performing flypasts in Victoria and Vancouver and, once again, have the privilege and opportunity to meet so many people of all ages and backgrounds during our stay.”
Although the scheduled flypast only lasted a few seconds, it generated a host of stunning images and videos captured by several talented Victorians.
Check them out:
The flypast can be seen at around the 2:20 minute mark in our livestream video above.