The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have deemed the RAF Red Arrows as Unsuitable for the 2012 Olympics because they are too British.
This is a ridiculous decision and should be overturned in the name of common sense.
This allegation is not true. The Government has not banned the Red Arrows from the London 2012 Olympic Games. The organising committee of London 2012 will decide what to include in the Opening Ceremony and other celebrations - but with almost five years to go, decisions are yet to be made on what these will look like.
And of course the Red Arrows played a memorable role in the celebrations for 2012, when they flew over Trafalgar Square to mark London winning the Games.
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David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9363 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3197 times:
Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 1): Nothing against the Red Arrows, but somehow I do think it is time to focus olympic game back on what they should be all about: Sports.
I don't think anyone's suggesting the Red Arrows should buzz around during the events, distracting everyone from the games. In any case, it looks like another of these allegations that/s been invented out of thin air.