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The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team—known to us all as The Red Arrows

30 January 2017
'Red 6' of the world famous air display team the Red Arrows is pictured during a transit flight from Denmark back to the UK, after a display at Gilze Rijen. In the background the front half of the 9 display aircraft can be seen in battle formation. This image was a winner in the 2014 RAF Photographic Competition.

‘Red 6’ of the world famous air display team the Red Arrows in transit with half of the nine display aircraft in the flying in battle formation—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

Pictured is part of the Red Arrows display tem flying over China. Aviation history was made by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team when the Red Arrows performed a public display in China for the first time. The show takes the number of countries in which the Red Arrows have performed to 57 since 1965 – the team’s opening season.

Red Arrows in performance from within the formation—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

 

The Red Arrows are pictured flying over Scotland, taken from the cockpit of one of their aircraft. The Royal Air Force Hawk jet aircraft comprise the world famous RAF Aerobatic Team.

Flying with The Red Arrows over Scotlandare pictured flying over Scotland—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

A Royal Air Force Red Arrows Hawk jet screams towards the photographer in this dramatic image. The Reds were practicing their 2009 summer season display at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.

Trailing smoke, while coming in low and fast, this Red Arrows Hawk coming at you—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

Red 10 & 11 of the RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, practicing their manoeuvres over RAF Scampton, Lincoln. This picture shows the pilots view.

Inverted and in formation, Red 10 & 11 of the RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, practice their maneuvers—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

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The nine Red Arrows in formation with an element of Spitfires as well as an element of Hurricanes—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT), "The Red Arrows" display over RAF Scampton, Lincoln.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT), “The Red Arrows” display over RAF Scampton, Lincoln—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

The Red Arrows Display over RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus 5 Hawks are shown performing the Tango formation.

The Red Arrows Display over RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus with five BAe  Hawks performing the Tango formation—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

The Red Arrows are pictured flying over Scotland. The Royal Air Force Hawk jet aircraft comprise the world famous RAF Aerobatic Team.

The Red Arrows are pictured flying over Scotland—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

The Red Arrows demonstrating their brand new tail fin design during a practice session over RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, has revealed a new Union flag-inspired design on its world-famous jets. Tailfins on the team’s Hawk aircraft have received the fresh look, reflecting British excellence. The makeover will be seen by millions of people every year, when the Red Arrows display both at home and overseas. Complete with flowing red, white and blue lines, the new design emphasises the team’s important role as a global ambassador for the United Kingdom and Royal Air Force.

The Red Arrows demonstrating their brand new tail fin design during a practice session over RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

Pictured are two aircraft of the Red Arrows Aerobatic Team flying The Synchro Pair. Reds 6 and 7, perform the highly popular opposition manoeuvres during this latter sections of their shows. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom and promote the best of British. Flying distinctive Hawk jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience.

Pictured are Red 6 and Red 7 flying The Synchro Pair Formation—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

Armed Forces Day National Event Held in Cleethorpes - Sat 25 Jun 2016 Image shows: The RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows. Celebrations took place to mark the eighth annual Armed Forces Day, honouring the work and dedication of our brave Servicemen and women deployed around the world. More than 250 events including parades, military displays and community fetes are took place right across the country to say thank you to the Armed Forces community, including Regulars, Reserves, their families and veterans past and present. From fighting Daesh in the Middle East to training troops in Nigeria and supporting NATO exercises, the UK’s Armed Forces are on duty 24/7. Armed Forces Day is a chance for Britain to acknowledge their hard work and sacrifice. The National Event was held in the seaside town Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, attended by His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent representing the Queen and the Royal Family.  Other guests included the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, Minister of State for the Ministry of Defence and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, The Rt Hon Earl Howe, the Commander of Joint Forces Command, General Sir Chris Deverell KCB MBE ADC and the Worshipful Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Christina McGilligan-Fell. The National Event began with a spectacular display from the Red Arrows, an amphibious display on the beach from the Royal Marines and a parachute drop from the RAF Falcons. A parade of Service personnel, veterans and cadets then marched down Cleethorpes seafront, from the North Promenade to the Boating Lake, followed by a motorcade of motorcyclists from the Armed Forces Bikers and the Royal British Legion bikers.  The Duke of Kent took the salute from the parade on behalf of The Queen and Royal Family. Afternoon celebrations in Cleethorpes continued across the seafront with a variety of military displays including the White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team. Overhead the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a Chinook and the Royal

The Red Arrows—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

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The Red Arrows—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

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The Red Arrows—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

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The Red Arrows—United Kingdom MoD/Crown copyright

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