Red Arrows Hawk aircraft

Red 7 - Synchro 2

Flight Lieutenant Toby Keeley

2017 Red 2 Green

Synchro Two

Age: 34


Toby was educated at Ringmer Community College and Park College, Eastbourne. Whilst at school he was a member of the Hailsham Air Training Corps. On completion of his A-levels, he went on to study Business Management at Solent University and completed Elementary Flying Training as a member of Southampton University Air Squadron.


Toby joined the Royal Air Force in 2003 and undertook Initial Officer Training and Basic Fast Jet Training on the Tucano. After successfully graduating from Advanced Flying Training at RAF Valley, he completed his Tactical Weapons Training on the Hawk 115 at the NATO Flying Training School in Cold Lake, Canada. On returning to the UK, Toby was selected to fly the Tornado GR4 and was posted to 31 Squadron at RAF Marham. During his front line tour he completed two operational tours of duty in Afghanistan and took part in various major exercises in Europe and North America including the NATO led Tactical Leadership Programme in Spain. In 2012 he was posted to IV(R) Sqn, RAF Valley as a Qualified Flying Instructor on the Hawk T2 gaining both his A2 and CFS (Central Flying School) accreditation. Toby also enjoyed managing and flying in the first Hawk T2 pair Role Demonstration. This is his second year with the Red Arrows.


Toby was born in Eastbourne, East Sussex. He lives with his wife Hilary and two children. He is a keen follower of Brighton & Hove Albion football club and in his spare time enjoys golf, skiing, playing the guitar and spending time with his family.

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