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Royal Navy Hawk T.1

The BAE Systems (originally Hawker Siddeley) Hawk has been the mainstay primary fast jet trainer of the British Military since 1974 and is famously the mount of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. The original T.1 variant of the Hawk is also still in use with the Royal Navy 46 years after entering military service and an example will be on static display at this year's Air Tattoo courtesy of 736 Naval Air Squadron. The Royal Navy use the hawk to simulate enemy aircraft and cruise missiles attacking NATO warships whilst also providing valuable real-life training for Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel being trained to Forward Air Control Close Air Support aircraft on the battlefield.  

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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