New tail fin design for Red Arrows

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Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015 by The News Editor

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The Red Arrows have revealed a new design inspired by the Union flag on the tail fins of their world-famous jets.

Complete with flowing red, white and blue lines, the makeover was created last year to mark the team’s 50th season.

This one-off design has now replaced the three-stripe livery the jets had flown since the 1960s.

The team of fast-jet pilots, engineers and support staff, who performed more than 80 displays across the world last year, are currently preparing for their new season.

Squadron Leader David Montenegro said: “The new tail fin perfectly illustrates the spirit of the Red Arrows – representing the UK, our engineering excellence and the continuing capability of the Royal Air Force to protect our skies.

“The Red Arrows have a major ambassadorial role. When we go abroad, it’s not just defence we are representing, or the armed forces in isolation, it’s all of the UK’s industry.

“To have this ability, to keep spreading the message and promoting the UK in this unique, powerful way around the world, is invaluable.”

The Red Arrows’s 2015 display season is expected to begin in May.

Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015 by The News Editor

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