4x British Aerospace Hawk T1A from the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" (officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team)
at the Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days 2014, Gilze-Rijen (the Netherlands)
With special markings "50 Display Seasons" to celebrate its 50th display season.
In the shape of a Union flag, the striking new tail design reflects the Best of British and emphasises the Red Arrows’ role as ambassadors for the United Kingdom and as the public face of the Royal Air Force. The new tailfin is in celebration of the Red Arrows’ 50th display season in 2014.
The Team’s opening season was in 1965, with a media event at RAF Little Rissington on May 6 that year being the Team’s first official display.
As is tradition, it is the number of display seasons, rather than the Team’s anniversary or formation, being marked in 2014.