The Red Devils parachute team have performed a dramatic jump over the Farnborough International Airshow, releasing spirals of smoke into the sky and unfurling the Union flag as they neared their landing point close to the runway.

The Red Devils, formed in 1964, are the official parachute display team of the British Army and The Parachute Regiment.

The team is currently 15 men strong – all full time serving paratroopers, who return to combat duties when required during their posting with the team.

As professional skydivers they perform over 350 tandem parachute descents, and 60 public displays each year in the UK and internationally, into charity, sporting, military and social events.