Red Arrows too British for the Olympics

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  1. Apologies if this has been done to death...

    but..got this yesterday.

    "Preserve us from politicians...


    Please forward this to as many people as you can!

    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 http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/RedArrows2012/?ref=redArrows2012
    Forward this on to everyone you can.

    What on earth is this country coming to?"
     
  2. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    Only about 18,000 times :roll:

     
  3. its been done to death


    edited to add: beaten to it!
     
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