In that same year, a team of five yellow Gnat trainers from No 4 Flying Training School displayed at the Farnborough Airshow.This team became known as the Yellowjacks after Flight Lieutenant Lee Jones's call sign, "Yellowjack".The Red Arrows have a prominent place in British popular culture, with their aerobatic displays a fixture of British summer events.The badge of the Red Arrows shows the aircraft in their trademark diamond nine formation, with the motto Éclat, a French word meaning "brilliance" or "excellence".The Black Arrows were the premier team until 1961, when the Blue Diamonds (No.92 Squadron) continued their role, flying 16 blue Hunters. 74 Squadron) were re-equipped with the supersonic English Electric Lightning and performed wing-overs and rolls with nine aircraft in tight formation.Since 21 December 2000, the Red Arrows have been based again at RAF Scampton, near Lincoln.
The Red Arrows moved to RAF Kemble, now Cotswold Airport, in 1966 after RAF Fairford became the place of choice for BAC to run test flights for Concorde.In 1947, the first jet team of three de Havilland Vampires came from RAF Odiham Fighter Wing. This team became the first team to fly a five-Hunter formation.In 1958, the Black Arrows performed a loop and barrel roll of 22 Hunters, a world record for the greatest number of aircraft looped in formation.In late 1979, they switched to the BAE Hawk trainer.The Red Arrows have performed over 4,800 displays in 57 countries worldwide. 32 Squadron RAF flew an air display six nights a week entitled "London Defended" at the British Empire Exhibition.
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Similar to the display they had done the previous year, when the aircraft were painted black, it consisted of a night-time air display over the Wembley Exhibition flying RAF Sopwith Snipes which were painted red for the display and fitted with white lights on the wings, tail, and fuselage.