The Sparrows aerobatic team was formed in 1957 from Royal Air Force Central Flying School and flew four Hunting Provost T1 aircraft. A year later they moved to Jet Provost T1. Both types of planes use a standard color schemes. After 1958 season the Sparrows were disbanded.
At the end of the 1958, two ex-Sparrows aircraft formed a new aerobatic team - The Redskins. This demonstration pair performed throughout 1959, being stood-down at the end of that season.