The Red Arrows

Your memories of the Red Arrows

We would love to find out about your memories of the Red Arrows over the years. For example, what have you most enjoyed about our displays, how has the team inspired you and where, and when, did you first see the Red Arrows perform? Read other memories below and please add your own experiences.

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My late brother Sqn.Leader Peter James Collins flew with the Reds 1986-1988. I can hear them coming before anyone else, their sound is unmistakable. Long may they reign.
Posted by Patricia Taylor on 24 July 2017 from United Kingdom
My Dad loved the Red Arrows and as a child I visited air shows with him to see them. My fondness for the Red Arrows continues and I feel the same joy, pride, awe and admiration now as I did back then. The Red Arrows always bring back happy memories for me, usually accompanied with tears of joy and a proud-to-be-British feeling. I see them as an important positive, spiritual, Great British icon. This year I'll be at Sunderland airshow again with my camera shooting photos of them and hopefully Red 10 will once more be giving commentary on the rostrum behind me. Thanks to you the Red Arrows team, and please remember everyone below is looking up with big smiles on their faces and tears of joy running down their cheeks. xxxxxxxxxx
Posted by Julia Bowes on 24 June 2017 from United Kingdom
My father was lead mechanic for XR993 (Red 3) between 1965 to 1967 and his pilots were R. Hannah and R. Langworthy. We were based at Little Rissington and I remember sitting on the camp wall watching their rehearsals. Our family have followed the arrows ever since and we priveledged to be invited to RAF Scampton after my father passed away 14 years ago and my children got to meet the Pilots and sit in a plane and watch them practise their routines like I had done years before
Posted by R. Mayes on 18 June 2017 from United Kingdom
I remember the Red Arrows from my childhood as my dad used to be part of the groundcrew in the 1970's. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2008 and every time I see the Reds I always think of my dad. As I have not got any photos of his time in the RAF, I keep looking to see if someone remembers Richard Mackinder, known as Mac.
Posted by Andrea Sutton on 18 June 2017 from United Kingdom
Thank you Red Arrows for the incredable show you performed in the honour of Finland's 100:th year of independence! Absolutely fabulous! I'll never forget it <3
Posted by Leena Kiuru on 12 June 2017 from Finland
My husband Wng Cmdr Geoff Stratton was team doctor (SMO) at Scampton and went on the 1986 Eastern Hawk Tour with the Red Arrows and remembers with great fondness being the back-seat passenger in Red 7 (Charlie McIlroy) over the pyramids for that year's poster. He's not too well at the moment so watches all the 'live' video footage of the Reds as and when they happen.
Posted by Wendy Stratton on 20 May 2017 from United Kingdom

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