FROM the archives this week: The Red Arrow Squadron of the RAF in an acrobatic display above Penarth Pier during the Cardiff Gala Week.

The photograph was taken in June 1970.

The Red Arrows are the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force.

The team was formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team.

The Red Arrows have long been iconic features of British summer time events .

The badge of the Red Arrows shows the aircraft in their trademark diamond nine formation, clearly seen in the photograph, with the motto Éclat - a French word meaning excellence.

In their first season, the Red Arrows flew at 65 shows across Europe.

In 1966, the team was increased to nine members, enabling them to develop their Diamond Nine formation.

In late 1979, they switched to the BAE Hawk trainer.

In 2004, the British media began to speculate that the Red Arrows might be disbanded following a defence spending review.

However, Red Arrows are still in operation and have performed over 4,800 displays in 57 countries.

Their first public display in the UK took place in May 1965 at the Biggin Hill International Air Fair.

As they fly, the Red Arrow’s leave a trail of coloured smoke by releasing diesel into the exhaust from the engine.

If you have an old Penarth, Dinas Powys, Llandough, or Sully photograph, email it with information about what it depicts to for inclusion in the newspaper.