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In pictures: Take to the skies with the RAF’s highlights of 2018

The MoD has released thrilling images detailing the air force’s most memorable moments of the year.

A Typhoon fighter jet (SAC Charlotte Hopkins/MoD/PA)
A Typhoon fighter jet (SAC Charlotte Hopkins/MoD/PA)

The RAF has released several images detailing the air force at work during 2018.

Images include fighter planes and Chinook helicopters on active duty across the world.

The aerobatics team The Red Arrows also features in the images, as well as planes from other air forces working in tandem with the RAF.

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A 47 Squadron Hercules at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, starting up before taxiing and departing on a sortie in support of Operation Shader, across the Middle East (Cpl L Matthews/MoD/PA)
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Cpl Tim Laurence captures a selfie during a routine training sortie over the coast of Anglesey, Wales in an RAF Hawk T2, from IV Squadron based at RAF Valley. (Cpl Tim Laurence RAF/MoD/PA)
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Aircraft from RAF Benson, RAF Odiham and RAF Shawbury conduct a practice formation flight over RAF Cranwell ahead of the RAF Centenary Parade (SAC Amy Lupton/MoD/PA)
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A Chinook CH-47 Weapons System Operator from 27 Squadron, RAF Odiham preparing his aircraft for the loading of military troops during a training exercise in Lorient, France (SAC Ed Wright/MoD/PA)
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The finale of RAF 100, with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT), The Red Arrows, flying over the Mall and Buckingham Palace (Cpl Tim Laurence/MoD/PA)
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An RAF Puma HC2 flying over Kabul, Afghanistan as part of a sortie in support of Operation TORAL (Cpl L Matthews/MoD/PA)

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