Red Arrows


The Red Arrows Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows is the aerobatic display team of the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. Richard has been photographing the team for many years, both when they flew the Folland Gnat and also during the years of the BAE Hawk, the aircraft they fly today. He pioneered the first head-on pictures of the team and developed the techniques to photograph all the RAF's fighter aircraft. These images of aircraft had never been seen before anywhere in the world.


Red Arrows down the runway Red Arrows down the runway Red Arrows flying in formation down the runway at RAF Kemble. RAF Kemble was their home base until 1983 when the team moved to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
Red Arrows Gnat aircraft Red Arrows Gnat aircraft Red Arrows Gnat aircraft looping in Diamond 9 formation. The Gnat's were flown by the team from 1965 to 1979 when the Hawk trainer took over.
Red Arrows flying in swept big 9 formation Red Arrows flying in swept big 9 formation This picture is the result of a commission by the Sunday Express Magazine to take a 'new' picture of the Red Arrows. The BBC filmed the planning, briefings, test and flights for their series 'Moment of Truth'. The cameras were there when I picked up my film from Kodak and captured my relief when I saw that I had achieved everything I hoped for.
Red Arrows in formation Nine Red Arrows aircraft looping in formation Nine Red Arrows aircraft looping in formation
Moment of truth Red Arrows flying high above the earth Nine Red Arrows aircraft in wineglass roll
Red Arrows at the top of a loop Red Arrows at the top of a loop above the clouds Red Arrows at the top of a loop above the clouds
Red Arrows in swept Big 9 formation Red Arrows in swept Big 9 formation Red Arrows Hawk aircraft photographed during the making of the television programme, Moment of Truth
Red Arrows Hawks Red Arrows Hawks Red Arrows Hawks banking in formation