Red Arrows Visit by Gordon Sharp

On 30th March, Liverymen Gordon Sharp was privileged to take part in a Woolmens’ visit to the Red Arrows, at their new base at RAF Waddington.  The Reds are affiliated to the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, and Gordon’s invitation came through PM Duncan Garland’s association with PM Woolman.

This is practice time of year for the Reds, flying up to three sorties a day to hone their routines.   We watched one practice, and attended the debriefing afterwards, noting how intensely self-critical the pilots were of their performances as they watched the video.

After attending the briefing for the next sortie, we had a presentation on the history of the Team, and then toured the engineering department.  Although the Hawks that they fly are now pretty old aircraft, they are particularly suited to the aerobatic role, and should remain in service for some years yet.

A wonderful day, with great company of the Woolmen and the Reds.