THERE was a treat for people living in Ludlow and the Teme Valley when they were able to watch a flight of the Red Arrows.

The display team made a pass over the area on Friday.

It had people all over the area turning their eyes to the skies.

The Red Arrows were taking part in the Midlands Air Festival.

Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Scampton.

The team was formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team, replacing a number of unofficial teams that had been sponsored by RAF commands.

Flying fast Hawk jets, the flight is the public face of the RAF and fly displays both in the UK and other parts of the world.

The Hawk jet is made by BA Systems and powered by a Rolls Royce engine. They promote British industry and are used for recruitment.

Red Arrows pilots are part of a team that includes engineers and flight planners.