Instructors from the Royal Air Force Central Flying School formed an aerobatic display team of four Gloster Meteor T7 aircraft as the CFS official team during the 1952 and 1953 seasons. The pilots of the team were: Flight Lieutenant C. R. Gordon as leader; Master Pilot D. Fisher as No.2; Fl. Lt. D. D. James; Flight Sargent J. Blackwell and Flight Lieutenant L. A. Titmuss as Flight Commander. Fl. Lt. Gordon was the instructor of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Meteorites were the first RAF display team to be given a name; until that time display teams were known only by the squadron numbers. The Meteor aircraft retained their standard bare metal (silver) colors. Towards the end of the season they gained high visibility yellow anti-collision training stripes. The Meteorites disbanded at the end of the 1953 season.