[jhb_airlines] Re: FW: The Red Arrows

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 20:20:23 +0100

Naturally, I've signed the petition but that isn't enough. The PC idiots who made the decision should be identified, ridiculed and prevented from ever again taking there places at the Quango trough!

All descriptions of the UK as a democracy are clearlt outdated, when a miniscule minority have there wishes implemented without the rest of the country(s) being consulted.

Gerry Winskill

bones wrote:

-----Original Message-----
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!


"RGN Security" <rgnsecurity@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


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 Red 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

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


Please forward this on to everyone you can.

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