1:36 pm, Fri 17 May 2013
Red Arrows displays cleared
The RAF's Red Arrows air display team has been cleared to fly this year
Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/PA Archive/Press Association Images
The RAF's Red Arrows air display team, based in Lincolnshire, has been cleared to fly in displays this year, the RAF said.
The team, based at RAF Scampton, has been cleared by the Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Dalton to fly.
Two Red Arrows pilots died in accidents in 2011, meaning only seven aircraft flew in formations last year instead of nine due to a lack of time to train new pilots.
Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging from Rutland and Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham were both killed in separate accidents.
2:22 pm, Sat 02 Feb 2013
he Red Arrows Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team fly in formation over the Queen Victoria Memorial last year.
has tweeted to say that any suggestion the Red Arrows would be axed "is wrong."
Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy, commenting on a
report in the Daily Mirror that the Red Arrows could be axed because of cuts to the defence budget, said Britons would be "dismayed" if it were true.
"The Red Arrows are part of our national character and history," he said.
"The country would be dismayed if they were scrapped to make yet more savings in defence, which the Prime Minister seemed to rule out just days ago."
10:51 am, Fri 31 Aug 2012
Red Arrows Pilot Memorial
Large-scale mural commemorating Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging
Credit: Arts University College at Bournemouth
A large-scale mural commemorating Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, is due to go on display in Bournemouth.
The 20ft wide image shows the Red Arrows in flight alongside a picture of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging.
Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging
Credit: ITV Central
The Red Arrows pilot, who lived in Rutland and was based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, died when his plane crashed during the Bournemouth Air Festival last year.
4:30 pm, Wed 18 Apr 2012
In Other News...
It's been announced that the
Red Arrows will perform a flypast to celebrate the opening ceremony of the Olympic games.
The display team, based at
RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, will fly over Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London, just ahead of the official opening.