Save the Red Arrows - Government Petition

#4
Cuddles said:
Why. The eejits in red grow-bags are arrogant and bring little to the party...(Discuss)
Im with cuddles on this one, surely the money could be better sent. And whilst we are at it lets get rid of the following:

The Royal Sigs Shite Helmets.
The RA Flying bummers.
The Red Devils. Lets face it if we cant afford to put them through jumps post P Coy they are on borrowed time.

And any other pissy display team that the army have!
 
#5
Cuddles said:
Why. The eejits in red grow-bags are arrogant and bring little to the party...(Discuss)
Im with cuddles on this one, surely the money could be better sent. And whilst we are at it lets get rid of the following:

The Royal Sigs Shite Helmets.
The RA Flying bummers.
The Red Devils. Lets face it if we cant afford to put them through jumps post P Coy they are on borrowed time.

And any other pissy display team that the army have!
 
#6
I am afraid there are many other Defence Capabilities under threat that deserve saving first, and before the Red Arrows. No signature from me.
 
#7
Tad unfair - although their dress sense and demeanour might be questionable, they do promote our Forces globally, they are an obvious recruitment tool (!),they are considered (one of) the best in the world and they may be a useful means of attracting potential buyers for their aircraft type.
 
#8
Cuddles said:
Why. The eejits in red grow-bags are arrogant and bring little to the party...(Discuss)
Im with cuddles on this one, surely the money could be better sent. And whilst we are at it lets get rid of the following:

The Royal Sigs Shite Helmets.
The RA Flying bummers.
The Red Devils. Lets face it if we cant afford to put them through jumps post P Coy they are on borrowed time.

And any other pissy display team that the army have!
 
#9
Hmmn, tricky one...

A fleet of decent airliners to move the troops about in (anything slightly more modern than a Tristar or a VC10) or a bunch of chaps in red grow bags? Which would you rather have?
 
#12
They are serving pilots, they signed up as you did in the forces. They are serving our country whether it be "Red Arrows" or not, you all joined up to do the same job, protect Great Britain.
 
#13
Gillylady said:
They are serving pilots, they signed up as you did in the forces. They are serving our country whether it be "Red Arrows" or not, you all joined up to do the same job, protect Great Britain.
All well and good if they want to bore the enemy to death. How exactly do the red arrows contribute to the defence of our great nation.
 
#14
Gillylady said:
They are serving pilots, they signed up as you did in the forces. They are serving our country whether it be "Red Arrows" or not, you all joined up to do the same job, protect Great Britain.
All well and good if they want to bore the enemy to death. How exactly do the red arrows contribute to the defence of our great nation.
 
#16
I'm with you on this one, HH. If we had lots of money to spare in the Defence Budget, they would be a 'nice to have' and I'm sure that once upon a time, they were good for PR and all that...

But in a world where we are crying out for helicopter pilots (and helicopters) in other theatres, where we move out troops about in aircraft that are museum exhibits and where we definitely need to spend the money on other things that save lifes of and retain the troops/airman/sailors we have, then frankly, we can do without them...
 
#17
Outstanding said:
they do promote our Forces globally

I think the Forces deployed around the world on ops are doing that.


It is a real shame it has come to this though. The Reds on the chopping block.

Love em or hate em, their technical flying is among the best in the world. I say among because the other national teams are pretty shit hot too. Frecce from the Wops (when they aren't taking the crowd line out) and, I hate to say it, the frogs with the Patrouille de France. Even the Spanish are getting pretty good with the Aguila...when they aren't getting 'yellow carded' by the Airshow control....

It would be a bad thing if we could not at least provide a national display team though.
 
#18
happyhammer said:
Gillylady said:
They are serving pilots, they signed up as you did in the forces. They are serving our country whether it be "Red Arrows" or not, you all joined up to do the same job, protect Great Britain.
All well and good if they want to bore the enemy to death. How exactly do the red arrows contribute to the defence of our great nation.
Bore the enemy to death???? It worked then! Enemy dead, situation sorted :)
 

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