Red Arrows Too British

Discussion in 'The ARRSE Hole' started by Billwhyman, Oct 17, 2007.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Not sure if this has been posted before, but i received this in an e-mail this morning:

    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 has 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

    If it has, then MODs feel free to delete, any one know if it is on e-goat?


  2. But look at the olympics in Greece, they really pushed forward the 'Greekness' as any country does. Why O why do we have this shame about being English? It is as though we were the ones responsible for gassing 5 million jews in WW2! Why O why this shame....

    The Red Arrows are as more british than most of modern day Londons population.... :-(
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    This has been done to death on here & I can't be arssed looking for the threads but it is a non story.
  4. What does one expect from the unreconstructed communist running London and the disreputable and despicable gang of morons presided over by 'The Bottler' ?
  5. The last thread was zoomed into a more appropriate forum - 48A has linked to thisscandalous slur on the original article which misrepresented the facts.

    Care to comment Isquared?
  6. I'll comment, Sven.

    The story may be bollox but lsquared's descriptions are still correct. There IS a unreconstructed communist running London and the government IS a disreputable and despicable gang of morons who are presided over by the 'Bottler'.

    Fecking lefties trying to ruin everything... again!
  7. Totally agree, Boris for Mayor?
  8. Fecking right!! Go Boris!
  9. I think Boris would make a good Mayor. He's got his head screwed on, for a fruit loop.
  10. and I get accused of deliberately misdirecting the thread. :roll: Care to comment on the threads subject Isquared?
  11. you have got to admit. The red arrows are a waste of money, get rid I say.
  12. Agreed - anyone who introduces themselves by their call sign in a pub or mess is a t0sser:

    "Hi I'm Red Three"
    "Yeah thanks for that and I'm Kilo One Two Alpha - now do one c0ck!"