Isle of Man gives Red Arrows stamp of approval

Red Arrows pilots with examples of all six versions of the stamps

Red Arrows pilots with examples of all six versions of the stamps

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A set of Manx stamps released this week celebrates the 50th display season of the Red Arrows.

The celebratory anniversary pack comes complete with six stamps that depict the speed, agility and precision of the synchronised acrobatics team.

The Red Arrows is the public face of the Royal Air Force and have thrilled thousands of and spectators with displays around the globe, including the Isle of Man, where they often appear in TT Week.

Maxine Cannon, general manager 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 help the Red Arrows celebrate its landmark 50th display season with this commemorative set and to be able to add these to our portfolio of stamp collections.’

Squadron leader Jim Turner said: ‘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.

‘Those pictures used in the design of the stamps demonstrate speed, precision and dedication – which are not just hallmarks of the Red Arrows but also of the Royal Air Force as a whole.

‘The stamps also help celebrate what will be a very special 2014 for the team – our 50th display season.

‘The Isle of Man has often been a date in our display calendar, involving the TT celebrations, and is an event we look forward to.’

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