Nine Bae Hawks of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows Escorting
Four Aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Related Notes & Links
Each year the Red Arrows begin their Royal International Air Tattoo appearances with a different 'themed' formation. This year it was a joint effort with Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with the Red Arrows escorting the four original BBMF Aircraft (3 Spitfire Mk XIX and a Hurricane Mk IIc).
Rolls Royce has loaned the BBMF their Spitfire XIX (PS853/G-RRGN) for the 2007 Display season as their contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the BBMF and this has allowed the Flight to turn the clock back and display the same aircraft it was first formed with.
Thankfully the weather was good for the Saturday display which created this stunning shot. Looking at this shot you can see why the Reds are claimed as the worlds best, just look at the 5 Aircraft on the left; just perfect.
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal Air Force Charitable Trust
The RAF Red Arrows Web Home
The Royal Air Force Web Site
Red Arrows - Wikipedia Entry
BAE Hawk Pages - BAE Systems
BAE Systems Web Site
BAE Hawk - Wikipedia Entry
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Wikipedia Entry
Supermarine Spitfire - Wikipedia Entry
The Spitfire Site
Hawker Hurricane - Wikipedia Entry
Hawker Hurricane - Defender of Empire