[jhb_airlines] FW: The Red Arrows

  • From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "JHB Airlines Email List" <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 19:28:13 +0100


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From: kev@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kev@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 28 September 2007 19:16
To: bones
Subject: Fw: The Red Arrows


I wanted also to post this, if it is not already circulating!

Kev


"RGN Security" <rgnsecurity@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> 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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> 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.
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> Being axed from a British-based event for being "too British" is an
> insult - the Red Arrows are a symbol of Britain.
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> The Red Arrows have been excellent ambassadors for British overseas
> trade, as they display their British-built Hawk aircraft all over the
> world.
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> 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.
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> It is to be hoped that common sense prevails!
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> If you disagree with this decision, please sign the petition on the
> link
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> http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/RedArrows2012/?ref=redArrows2012
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> Please forward this on to everyone you can.



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