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The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, UK (soon to be RAF Waddington). They were formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team, replacing a number of unofficial teams that had been sponsored by RAF commands.

The Red Arrows badge shows the aircraft in their trademark diamond nine formation, with the motto Éclat, meaning “brilliance” or “excellence” and sometimes “best”.

The Red Arrows were equipped with seven Folland Gnat trainers which were inherited from the RAF Yellowjacks display team. This aircraft was chosen because it was less expensive to operate than front-line fighters. In their first season, they flew at 65 shows across Europe. In 1966, the team was increased to nine members, enabling them to develop their Diamond Nine formation. In late 1979, they switched to the BAE Hawk trainer. The Red Arrows have performed over 4,000 displays worldwide in 53 countries

(Wikipedia)

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  • Bianca Turner
    Bianca Turnerabout 4 years ago

    fantastic & very cool shot! :)

  • :)thank you very much

    – larry flewers

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    Marvellous catch!

  • thank you I love watching these guys

    – larry flewers

  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonover 2 years ago

    superb shot!!!

  • Thank you Paul

    – larry flewers

  • raff-eva
    raff-evaabout 2 years ago

    Stunning shot!

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