The Red Arrows are well known across the world as the public face of the Royal Air Force and are very popular on the Isle of Man, thrilling thousands of spectators with their speed, agility and precision.
In celebration of their 50th display season, Isle of Man Stamps will be releasing six stamps in a special anniversary pack in honour of the Red Arrows team, which is a core part of the Royal Air Force, employing pilots with previous combat experience.
The Red Arrows have performed 4,500 displays in fifty five countries and are depicted on these Manx stamps in their signature formations, including their trademark ‘diamond nine’
Maxine Cannon, General Manager of Isle of Man Stamps and Coins, said, “The stamps look fantastic and frame the images of the planes perfectly. We are delighted to be able to help the Red Arrows celebrate their landmark fiftieth display season with this commemorative set and to be able to add these to our portfolio of stamp collections.”
Created in association with the Ministry of Defence, they offer high definition photography, with vibrant images and a high quality finish to create a fitting celebration of the Red Arrows team.
Leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, Squadron Leader Jim Turner, commented, “The stamps beautifully capture the images of the jets, the sky and the countless audiences who have enjoyed the displays, performed by the team around the world.”
© February 2014