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Red arrows confusing display team make up

Old 18th Jul 2022, 23:49
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Knowing that the Reds are all about uniformity, the first thing I noticed about the groundcrew is the mix of footwear, brown and black. On a couple of front line squadrons last week I noticed a whole variety of uniform ... except it wasn't "uniform" but accepted styles of military clothing. Coupled with wide variations of beards, visible tattoos and hairstyles, the RAF is looking like a loose collection of workers than a uniformed branch of the military.
Yeah, because everyone's the same by order. Individuality be damned.
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Old 11th Aug 2022, 17:03
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Reds reduce again

Performing for the slowly cooking thousands at Falmouth yesterday, the formation on arrival and throughout their display comprised just six aircraft. I can find nothing online anywhere that mentions this... anyone know what's gone wrong this time?

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Old 11th Aug 2022, 19:19
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Shawbury Families Day today, 8 arrived, 6 displayed.
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Old 11th Aug 2022, 19:27
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Old 11th Aug 2022, 20:28
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From RAFAT to RATHIN ?
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Old 12th Aug 2022, 19:47
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Shawbury Families Day today, 8 arrived, 6 displayed.
Word is that one of them was poorly and elected not to fly.
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which leaves one unaccounted for
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Old 12th Aug 2022, 22:25
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Do the Reds still arrive with the commentator? That would account for number 8. I have a photo of 11 Reds arriving in formation at Boscombe Down in the 90's.
9 display, 1 commentator and a spare.
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Old 12th Aug 2022, 22:26
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
which leaves one unaccounted for
Red 10, the commentator, was in the eigth jet.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 00:19
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https://flip.it/l3vc-gRed Arrows drama as pilot sacked over ‘affair’ and second resigns over toxic culture
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 18:07
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Been picked up by the big papers now. In the Telegraph
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Red Arrows pilot sacked after ‘affair’ and second quits over ‘toxic culture’ | Metro News

I've never come across anything like this before.

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Old 15th Aug 2022, 18:34
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Getting to be a long suicide note...
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Not meaning to be nosey but I wonder what the Toxic culture is that's referred to? Just can't imagine this in the days of the Great Red Arrows leaders of the past, Lee Jones, Ray Hannah AFC*, Ian Dick, Brian Hoskins etc.

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Old 15th Aug 2022, 19:55
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Drinking to excess, affairs, toxic culture, shock resignations, where have we heard that before??

I guess they can always rely their Diamond 1 formation and single singleton display elements

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Apart from the obvious, one of the disappointing aspects of this story is the lack of imagination put into nicknames in today's Royal Air Force (e.g. Damon "Damo" Green).
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Teresa?
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Peasa?
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Nicknames are too easily offensive to third parties.
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