2008-05-01 08:27:21 UTC
London Olympics because they are deemed 'too British'.
Organisers of the event say that the Arrows military background might be
'offensive' to other countries taking part in the Games. The display team
have performed at more than 4000 events worldwide, but the Department of
Culture, Media and Sport http://www.culture.gov.uk have deemed the display
team 'too militaristically British'. Red Arrows pilots were said to be
'outraged', as they had hoped to put on a truly world class display for the
Games, something which had never been seen before. Being axed from a
British-based event for being 'too British' is an insult - the Arrows are a
symbol of Britain
The Red Arrows have been excellent ambassadors for British overseas trade,
as they display their British-built Hawk aircraft all over the world.
The Arrows performed a short flypast in 2005 when the winning bid was
announced, but their flypast at the Games was to have been truly
It is to be hoped that common sense prevails
If you disagree with this decision, please sign the petition on the link
Please do forward this on to everyone you can.
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