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Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows, based at RAF Waddington, features on new Royal Mail stamp collection





The county’s famous Red Arrows are featured on new stamps.

Royal Mail has today (Thursday, June 20) revealed 12 stamp images to mark the 60th display season of the Red Arrows, popular locally as they are based at RAF Waddington.

Each stamp in the main set of eight tells a story of the precision and skill the Red Arrows paint in the sky with their trademark red, white and blue trails.

The Red Arrows feature on new Royal Mail stamps. Photo: Royal Mail
The Red Arrows feature on new Royal Mail stamps. Photo: Royal Mail

Squadron Leader Jon Bond, team leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team for 2024 and flying as Red 1, said: “This milestone season underscores the excellence, dedication and pride of all those who have worked for, supported or just simply watched a show by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team across the last 60 seasons.

“As well as celebrating this heritage, these new stamps – many of which feature brilliant images taken by skilled RAF personnel – will hopefully inspire many more people using the wonder of aviation, just like each of our colourful, dynamic displays.”

The Red Arrows feature on new Royal Mail stamps. Photo: Royal Mail
The Red Arrows feature on new Royal Mail stamps. Photo: Royal Mail

Officially established in 1964, the Red Arrows has entertained millions of people around the world with their displays.

Now in their 60th season and flying BAE Systems Hawks in displays since 1980, the Red Arrows continue to demonstrate their awe-inspiring teamwork and excellence around the globe.

The Red Arrows feature on new Royal Mail stamps. Photo: Royal Mail
The Red Arrows feature on new Royal Mail stamps. Photo: Royal Mail

David Gold, director of external affairs and policy said: “During important national celebrations such as His Majesty’s Coronation, and representing the UK globally, the Red Arrows have entertained us with spectacular displays of aeronautical excellence.

“We are proud to mark their 60th season with these striking new stamps.”

The stamps are available from today and can be purchased at www.royalmail.com/redarrows and by telephone on 03457 641 641.

A presentation pack including all 12 stamps costs £22.



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