The R.A.F. at this year’s Qatar National Day display

1 – Qatar’s Display Team in front of the Doha Corniche. – 2 – RAF Typhoons, as they transit Doha Bay participating in this year’s Qatar National Day Airshow. Three Typhoon FGR4s from N° 29 Squadron, RAF Coningsby, flew to Doha for the Qatari National Day flypast. – 3 – Two Qatar Amiri Air Force (QAAF) C130 Hercules popping flares over the Corniche during their flypast. – 4 – A Typhoon taking off for a flypast rehearsal in Doha. – photographs MoD Crown Copyright 2018 ©

Shortly before the Festive Break it was reported by the (UK) Ministry of Defence that three RAF Typhoons took part in this year’s Qatar National Day flypast in the nation’s capital, Doha. The aircraft, flown and maintained by 29 Squadron, based at RAF Coningsby, (Lincolnshire, E. England) flew as guests of the Qatar Amiri Air Force (QAAF) alongside French and American aircraft in the multinational display. In the preceding days, 29 Squadron operated alongside their QAAF colleagues, who fly the Dassault Mirage 2000.