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The Red Arrows.

The Red Arrows.

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

It is to be hoped that common sense prevails

If you disagree with this decision, sign the petition on the link