Sheffield flying ace becomes red arrow

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A DREAM has come true for Sheffield flying ace Steve Morris after he was selected to join the Red Arrows.

The 31-year-old RAF Flight Lieutenant has previously flown Harrier jets and most recently Tornado bombers over Libya.

Steve is a former pupil at Westfield School who took A-levels at Sheffield College, followed by a degree in Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield University.

He said: “Joining the Red arrows is quite literally a dream come true. I feel incredibly lucky to be given this privileged role and very much looking forward to the next three years.”

Steve has joined the Red Arrows team at their base in RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.

He will begin training with the prestigious display team, which recently performed at the parade for Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic medallists, next month.

Steve said he first wanted to join the RAF when he was at school and became a member of the Air Training Corps.

While at university, he was sponsored by the RAF and started flying tutor training aircraft at the Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron, based at Royal Air Force Church Fenton, near York.

Steve joined the RAF full-time after graduating in 2002.

He currently lives in Cranwell with his wife Hannah, also an officer in the Royal Air Force.