> 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
> 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, sign the petition on the link below.