[jhb_airlines] Re: FW: The Red Arrows

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 20:40:23 +0100

AFAIK this story has been denied by all concerned (including the
RAF).

M. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of bones
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 7:28 PM
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> Subject: [jhb_airlines] FW: The Red Arrows
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> 
> 
> -----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!
> 
> Kev
> 
> 
> "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 
> > 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, please sign the petition on
the 
> > link
> >
> >
> >
> > http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/RedArrows2012/?ref=redArrows2012
> >
> >
> >
> > Please forward this on to everyone you can.
> 
> 
> 
> 



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