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Old 21st August 2011
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Red Arrows 'RED 4' tribute

As an aviation enthusiast and having posted a few such shots on this forum, these two images are my tribute to the skill and bravery of the Red Arrows pilots, one of whom sadly lost his life at Bournemouth Air Festival 20/02/2011.

I deliberately post two photos that predate the arrival in 2010 of the Flt Lt Jon Egging 'Red 4'.

The first shows the 2008 team pilots having their pre-Sunderland Airshow display briefing at Newcastle Airport - these are the guys (and now one lass) who have entertained so many with their tremendous skills and bravery (or even bravado). Their loss is a shocking blow.
The second shows the Red Arrows doing what they are so brilliant at - displaying to the public, in this case at the Junior Great North Run 2006, Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside. [This latter image is not taken on an Olympus camera but instead a compact camera, but it is a shot that I love as it symbolises to me so much about the Red Arrows].
My thoughts are so much with the family and the team. In a world of so many tragedies and losses, many others too deserve to be in our thoughts.





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Re: Red Arrows 'RED 4' tribute

Stunning second shot Chris and a fitting tribute nice one.
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Re: Red Arrows 'RED 4' tribute

Both sensational, Chris.

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Re: Red Arrows 'RED 4' tribute

Lovely shots Chris, especially the second.

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Re: Red Arrows 'RED 4' tribute

Both pictures are excellent.

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Re: Red Arrows 'RED 4' tribute

Thanks all for the comments - let's hope that the team are back flying by the end of the season and giving their all in memory of 'missing' Red 4.
His wife has been inspirational in her public comments.

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Re: Red Arrows 'RED 4' tribute

Can only agree with the others. Two cracking shots showing the two sides of the coin. A fitting tribute indeed. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Red Arrows 'RED 4' tribute

Lovely images, #2 is excellent.
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Re: Red Arrows 'RED 4' tribute

Sad day for one of the world's best display team.
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