New issue of Jersey Post in celebration of the Red Arrows' 50th display season

July 21st, 2014

Jersey Post issued a set of six stamps and a Souvenir Sheetlet on Friday 11 July in celebration of the Red Arrows' 50th display season.

Acknowledged as one of the world's premier aerobatic teams, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, is the public face of the Royal Air Force acting as ambassadors of Great Britain. 2014 will be the 50th display season for the Red Arrows, whose motto is Eclat - meaning excellence, and this set of six stamps and Souvenir Sheetlet feature dynamic photographs from their incredible displays. Four of the images were captured by local photographer Andy Le Gresley in Jersey during the September 2012 display, and the remaining two images were supplied by the Red Arrows photographers.

Jersey Post's Philatelic Production Co-Ordinator, Chris Elligott commented: "Jersey has been fortunate to be able to welcome the Red Arrows back to the Jersey Air Display year after year. Their spectacular aerobatics are the highlight for many who watch it and we wanted to mark the team's 50th display season with a special stamp issue. We've produced these stamps to really showcase the formations and we are sure the team will like them. We're looking forward to seeing what the Red Arrows have in store for us at this year's display!"