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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


have performed at more than 4000 events worldwide, but the Department of

Culture, Media and Sport have deemed the display team "too


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


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


It is to be hoped that common sense prevails

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I think it is a disgrace, the are an aerobatic team showing the professionaism and high quality training that they have had to under take. Being a member of the RAF i think it is great PR for both the forces and the country when they appear shows everything is not about fighting for other peoples rights

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i think this is just rumor control at it again :rolleyes: i don't think anything has been talked about like this as yet!!!! i read somewhere that the red sparrows are in talks with the people who sort that stuff out.

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