From 1963 the official aerobatic team of the Royal Air Force became the Firebirds which fly nine English Electric Lightning F.Mk 1A aircraft. The team was from No 56th Squadron at Wattisham, Suffolk as all planes were painted in the squadron's paint scheme in overall silver and red tail. The team's name came from the No 56th Squadron patch which includes a firebird. The most iconic all british supersonic jet fighter (go see one fast taxy at Bruntingthorpe, its awesome). Enjoy, im going to lie down.