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Red Arrows bring £275,000 Aston Martin to Canary Wharf - and it could be yours

PUBLISHED: 11:09 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:09 02 November 2017

Corporal Caroline Hearne, Squadron Leader Red Arrows David Montenegro, Flight Lieutenant Mike Bowden and Corporal Louis Jelley

Corporal Caroline Hearne, Squadron Leader Red Arrows David Montenegro, Flight Lieutenant Mike Bowden and Corporal Louis Jelley

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The Red Arrows are used to travelling at top speeds in the air, but their feet were firmly on the ground during a visit to Canary Wharf.

Squadron Leader David Montenegro tries out the car Squadron Leader David Montenegro tries out the car

Members of the flying display team accompanied an Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows car that is set to be raffled off to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, which supports serving and former members of the RAF and their families.

The £275,000 car is one of just 10 created in tribute to the RAF’s display team, and features the squadron’s crest and an engraving of the ‘diamond nine’ formation.

Yesterday’s arrival in Canary Wharf was a chance for prospective owners - as well as young motor enthusiasts - to see the car up close and meet some of the Red Arrows.

Tickets for the raffle cost £20 and are available from rafbf.org/red10.

Little T J Grant takes an interest in the £275,000 Aston Martin Little T J Grant takes an interest in the £275,000 Aston Martin

The closing date for entries is on December 1 and the draw will take place on December 8.

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