Flight with British pre-production Concorde 01 (G-AXDN). Concorde flew with the Red Arrows in their Folland Gnat jet trainer. At this time the Concorde test programme was based at RAF Fairford and the Red Arrows at Kemble Airfield which was close by. The flight was possibly flown by John Cochrane with Dennis Ackary as flight engineer and George Wood as navigator around 1973

Flight with British pre-production Concorde 01 (G-AXDN). Concorde flew with the Red Arrows in their Folland Gnat jet trainer. At this time the Concorde test programme was based at RAF Fairford and the Red Arrows at Kemble Airfield.

Folland Gnats of the RAF "Red Arrows" 1960's

Gnats of The Red The last year the team performed as a seven-ship formation. (c) Crown IWM RAF-T 7029

Before the Red Arrows were formed in 1965, the Red Pelicans were the leading RAF display team, flying six Jet Provost T4s from RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire.

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