In 1965 the College of Air Warfare, based at Royal Air Force Manby airbase, formed a Jet Provost T.4 aerobatic display team named The Magistrates. All team's planes were painted in standard silver-orange color scheme.
The team was renamed following the end of the 1967 season. From 1968 the team became The Macaws - from the first letters of the Unit, MAnby College of Air Warfare (also the Macaw is a kind of parrot). The planes were painted in grey and red special color scheme.
In 1969 the team received a new color scheme in white, red and grey with parrot painted at the nose. The Macaws visited also foreign countries like Germany and France in 1973, but unfortunately this was the last year for the team.