Since flying the first time in 1965, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team has performed almost 4,900 times across the globe.

The Red Arrows are lucky to have both a wonderful history and the support and interest of millions of well-wishers.

In this section, you can learn more about the background of the team and see a list of the people who have played their part in the team.

There’s also more information on the highlights of the milestone 50th display season and an opportunity to post your memories about the Red Arrows.

History of the Red Arrows

Red Arrow display in 1977 at Yeovilton Open Day

It was in 1964 when the Royal Air Force amalgamated its displayteams into one, premier unit – the Red Arrows

50th Display season


In a high profile and very successful year, the Red Arrows’ 50th display season was celebrated in 2014

Roll of honour

Roll of honour

Current and previous Red Arrows display pilots, Red 10s, Team Managers, Engineering Officers, Public Relations Managers and Officers and Adjutants

Your memories of the Red Arrows

Red arrows flying over the sea

We would love to find out about your memories of the Red Arrows over the years

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