red arrows banned from 2012 olympics

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  1. The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 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 has performed at more than 4000 events worldwide, but the Department of Culture, Media and Sport 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 and represent something where we are the undoubted best. 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 spectacular. It is to be hoped that common sense prevails. If you disagree with this decision then sign the petition on the link below. If you believe in this then please forward this on to everyone you can.
  2. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  3. Thanks SgtPB, :)

    And so, to the gash barge...
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