Red Arrows pilot flies high with roll of honour inclusion

RED 5 - Flight Lieutenant Steve Morris'The Red Arrows Personnel on Exercise Spring Hawk at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus.'Pilots in the Red Suits and Ground Crew in Blue.
RED 5 - Flight Lieutenant Steve Morris'The Red Arrows Personnel on Exercise Spring Hawk at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus.'Pilots in the Red Suits and Ground Crew in Blue.

A former Westfield School pupil who went on to become a pilot with the Red Arrows has been honoured with a national award.

Steve Morris has been commended on the Association of Colleges’ 2013 gold awards roll of honour as an acknowledgement of his achievements.

The 31-year-old studied A-Levels at Sheffield College before attending Sheffield University and then joining the Royal Air Force.

Steve, who joined the Red Arrows last year and flies as Red 5, said: “There’s no doubt my time at college helped me get to where I am today and I appreciate the support and guidance that I received.

“Joining the Red Arrows is quite literally a dream come true.”

Steve was one of two successful Red Arrows applicants from more than 30 last year. He became a pilot with the fleet in September 2012 and will be with the team full-time for three years. They fly three times a day for five days a week as part of their training.

College chief executive Heather MacDonald said: “I am proud of Steve’s achievements. What an inspirational role model he is, showing how hard work and commitment and support have helped him achieve great things.”