IT WAS a rare moment bringing together three famous ships with nine even more famous jets.

The iconic Red Arrows performed a stunning fly-over of Cunard's 'Three Queens' this evening (August 10).

PHOTOS: See the amazing photographs of the Red Arrows and Three Queens

The distinctive Cunard ships, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2, set sail from the city's port at 5.30pm.

And they were given a proper send off in the Solent when the RAF aerial acrobatic team, fresh from a display for Cowes Week, flew over the trio of distinctive black, red and white ships.

Above is the moment, beautifully captured by Hamble Lifeboat station.