Red Arrows Too British for 2012 Olympics (Petition)

Banned 14 replies
Found 16th Oct 2007
> 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.



What a load of cack! I will be signing up. What plonker/quango/politically correct/nonsense maker is responsibe for that statement??

What a load of bollox. I've worked with the Red Arrows, fantastic Display Team, they make you proud to be British.

FFS :x

Have signed petition - typical of the way things are going in this country at moment, makes my blood boil.

Signed. This is ridiculous!



Have seen red arrows preform and what a fantastic sight, one you never forget, the skill and talent that goes into the doing a show is amazing.

Signed. I saw them as a kid and thought they brilliant, what the hell is this country coming to?

Political correctness again ! Bloody joke!


Were are the games being held? Tossers

Have signed, but a little confused by the following....

And of course the Red Arrows played a memorable role in the celebrations … And of course the Red Arrows played a memorable role in the celebrations for 2012, when they flew over Trafalgar Square to mark London winning the Games.

i completely agree it is too british, as a chinese person living in england i believe that england is far too english, i believe that british people should live in fear because everything is now deemed as unpolitically correct as some "sensitive" people take everything out of context. As the red arrows are the national pride of the UK it is correct that they sould not be able to perform in the olympics, i will also make it my personal mission to change the union jack and ban all athletes from baring the national symbol as it is also too british in my opinion.

(before i get hate mail i was just bored and speaking out of my ars*)

signed by me and the OH what is this country coming too??
how can something being held in britain be too british PC brigade out in force once more

Apparently this is not true
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