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    This is a discussion on Red Arrows within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 London Olympics because they are deemed "too British". ...

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      Red Arrows

      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 have 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.

      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, sign the petition on the link below

      Petition to: Allow the Red Arrows to Fly at the 2012 Olympics.
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      Re: Red Arrows

      This is pathetic, i bet we wont be banning the best of british atheletes from the olympics, sign the petition guys and gals - keep the flag ( and the reds ) flyin.
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      Re: Red Arrows

      I'll copy my post from our other site:

      And I pay my taxes for some dimwit to say that we cannot have the Red Arrows fly over at the Olympics. WoW they better cancel them at the British Grand Prix as well, wouldn't want the government to waste there money do we, you know like the Millenium dome or summit.

      They could put it into Identity cards or funding a bash on having an election, or maybe buy some bins so that those of us who have kids could actually throw our waste away every week, without having to drive to the tip, therefore using petrol which in turn pollutes the environment.

      Government are absolute pants, and they get on my man boobs.

      I have personally offered to pay for the Red Arrows to be there for the Olympics on my blog
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 04-10-07 at 03:17 AM.
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      Re: Red Arrows

      I would not have believed it if I had not read it myself, how stupid.

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      Re: Red Arrows

      "The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 London Olympics"

      And damn right too. Can you imagine the size of the carbon "footprint"
      from all those Hawk "trainers".

      I'll get me coat....

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      Re: Red Arrows

      I'll get me coat....
      Quickly looks for the Ban button
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      Re: Red Arrows

      Better get this in then before I'm banned

      Was gunna sign the petition until I saw this response on the e-petitions page.
      The response is dated 27 Sept.


      "This allegation is not true. The Government has not banned the Red Arrows from the London 2012 Olympic Games. "

      Mmm dunno now - whats going on?

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      Re: Red Arrows

      It's not the Governement I don't think, it was the committee.

      No truth in Red Arrows rumour

      London 2012 has responded to reports that the Red Arrows have been banned from the Opening Ceremony of the Games, describing the rumours as 'utter nonsense'.
      The London 2012 Organising Committee will decide what to include in all celebrations and they will be a showcase of the best the UK has to offer. But with five years to go, decisions are yet to be made on what the celebrations will look like.

      The Red Arrows have in fact been used before in connection to London and the Games. They did a spectacular fly over of Trafalgar Square in London to celebrate winning the bid in July 2005, and also flew over the Mall when the Athens Torch Relay was in London in 2004.

      The DCMS and the Red Arrows themselves also released statements refuting the claims about the ban.


      It looks like they have changed face, and I bet to be honest they will have The Red Arrows now anyway. Too many people have voiced a concern.
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      Re: Red Arrows

      From Red Arrows news page :-

      There has been a lot of speculation recently both in the media and online regarding whether we have been banned from displaying at the 2012 Olympics, and we are getting an increasingly large amount of enquiries from people wondering whether or not to sign online petitions. We are very happy to tell you that the story is complete rubbish! It’s far too early for either us or the organising committee of London 2012 to discuss any participation by the Red Arrows in the celebrations. We plan our display season one year in advance and so we’re currently busy trying to organise our 2008 display season. We would like to thank everyone for their support – but hope that the truth behind this story will put everyone’s concerns to rest.

      RAF Red Arrows - The Red Arrows Team News

      I guess that this is the only politically correct statement the arrows could have made bearing in mind that the unit is an active squadron in the raf, who do basically what the government tell them to do.


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      Re: Red Arrows

      Maybe we should book them anyway, and then let them happen to fly over on the day?
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