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NEW Red Arrows 60th Anniversary

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NEW Red Arrows 60th Anniversary

NEW Red Arrows 60th Anniversary (view technical specs)

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Red Arrows squadron stands as a beacon of excellence and precision in the world of aerobatic display teams. Founded in 1964, the Red Arrows have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide with their dazzling formations, impeccable maneuvers, and vibrant red, white, and blue smoke trails streaking across the sky. Comprised of some of the RAF’s most talented pilots, engineers, and support staff, the Red Arrows epitomize the pinnacle of aerial skill and teamwork.

Central to the Red Arrows’ ethos is their commitment to representing the best of British aviation and fostering international goodwill. Through their breathtaking displays at airshows, festivals, and special events, the squadron showcases the capabilities of the RAF and promotes the UK’s aerospace industry on the global stage. Their performances, characterized by precision flying and synchronized maneuvers executed at speeds of up to 600 miles per hour, never fail to captivate audiences of all ages.  Behind the scenes, the Red Arrows maintain rigorous training regimens to ensure their flawless execution in the air. Pilots undergo intensive training, honing their skills in formation flying, aerobatics, and high-G maneuvers, often practicing for hundreds of hours to perfect their routines. Meanwhile, the team’s ground crew works tirelessly to maintain the squadron’s fleet of distinctive Hawk jet trainers, ensuring they remain in peak condition for each display. 

In essence, the RAF Red Arrows squadron represents the epitome of aerial excellence, teamwork, and national pride. Their iconic displays continue to thrill and inspire audiences around the world, while their dedication to professionalism and innovation ensures they remain at the forefront of aerobatic excellence for years to come. 

The presence of the Red Arrows serves as a symbol of unity and pride, reinforcing the enduring bond between Gibraltar and the United Kingdom. Through their engagements with Gibraltar, the Red Arrows embody the spirit of partnership and solidarity that characterizes the relationship between the Rock and the UK.

Technical Specs

Design:Stephen Perera
Illustration / Photography:Claire Hartley
Printer:Cartor Security Printers
Process:Offset Lithography
Colours:4 Colours
Stamp size:25 x 40mm
Issue date:2024-06-25
Stamp Values:30p, 60p, 90p, 1, 1.15, 4