09:32 GMT21 January 2021
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    On Friday morning, authorities in Doha conducted a military parade in celebration of the Qatar National Day. Multiple branches of the Qatari Armed Forces marched through the Corniche waterfront of the capital.

    The Qatari Armed Forces demonstrated an airshow performed by Qatari military combat aircraft, including jet fighters, attack helicopters and warplanes. Typhoon fighter jets also participated in the 2020 National Day Parade. The vehicles were flown by pilots of the UK Royal Air Force and the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

    The official account of the 12 Squadron, joint RAF/Qatari Emiri Air Force unit, shared in a Twitter video and in photos the celebratory flight.

    On 29 November, six twin-engine multirole Eurofighter Typhoons participated in the two-week Epic Skies IV exercise in Doha. A first for Qatar, British pilots jointed the training squadron.

    December 18, 1878, is recognized as the day of Qatar’s independence. The annual celebration was established by a decree of the Emir of Qatar and his heir on June 21, 2007.


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