SAVE THE RED ARROWS

SAVE THE RED ARROWS

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Bradley Cowtan started this petition to ministry of defence

Post election, sources inside the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have stated that there will be major changes going forward to our defence budget, no matter which party wins, including cutting out some of our most recognised and skilled units that are apart of our military such as the much beloved Raf Red Arrows.

One source said to The Mirror: "The Armed Forces will be expected to justify every penny. The Red Arrows cost around £10million a year to run and are nice to look at. The question  is, are they still relevant?"

Yes. They are still relevant. And considering the UK defence budget this year is £38Billion, the RAF Red Arrows make a massive impact considering the costs. 

The Red Arrows are a symbol of British culture, shaping and inspiring young minds to go forward and achieve their lifelong dreams no matter who they are or where they come from. For example, I can't be an RAF Fighter pilot. So instead, I decided to make a youtube channel imitating The Red Arrows virtually. Since doing this, me and my team have reached tens of millions of people through my channel and others, building a community, inspiring young gamers and introducing them the the aviation world. We receive hundreds of messages a day, including teens claiming that since being introduced to The Red Arrows, they are aspiring to join the RAF or other British forces. Some have also decided to follow the civilian aviation route, which given the shortage of pilots that airlines are facing at the moment according to BALPA, will contribute to boosting the economy. (Source: travelweekly.com).

This is only one example out of many coming from my personal experience.

You see them as "nice to look at" but we see them as shaping our future.

Please sign the petition and thank you for taking your time to help us support the RAF Red Arrows.

 

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