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    Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    Ive just been reading another forum and have found out that the Red Arrows are not being allowed to perform at the 2012 olympics for being 'too british'! 8O

    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
    http:// petitions.pm.gov.uk/ RedArrows2012/? ref=redArrows2012

    What kind of country are we living in!!!

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    thats disgusting. I've signed it

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    Ludicrous. Petition signed.

    I've saw them at the British Grand Prix three years running. The were the highlight of the weekend for me and tbh that included the damn race too.

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    Signed.

    FFS.

    I accept that the Red Arrows are a military outfit but, even discounting the obvious modern archery and rifle shooting, the classical olympic sports of javelin and discus were originally based on skills with weapons.

    Who else would they suggest? The "Utterly Butterly" wingwalking team? Actually, now that I come to think about it, they might be more appropriate after all ...

    I despair.

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    My mum loves the Reds, she will be disappointed! Signed..

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    How stupid is that!! I dislike displays of military strength as much as the next person but this is, to use a common term, 'political correctness gone mad'.

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    Ive signed it too.

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    what a load of rubbish im signing

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    This is what happens if you mistake the sun for a newspaper....

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Domino
    This is what happens if you mistake the sun for a newspaper....
    ..... I thought it was for wiping bottoms on?

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    and wrapping chips in!

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    This is not true

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    Re: Red Arrows at the 2012 olympics

    Aaaaaarrggh!!

    You expect to see "joe public" believing things like this, but surely everyone here knows how to use a search engine.

    If one of the kids (or a member of staff) came up with a story as stupid as this we'd all laugh at them. Why is it that so many people fall for such an obviously false story and don't even bother to check?

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