Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the Gainsborough constituency and veteran parliamentarian with over three decades of experience, has reacted in the strongest possible terms to an article published by the Mirror which suggested that the RAF Acrobatic Squadron, the Red Arrows, could be at risk of being scrapped as part of the defence review next year.
Sir Edward commented:
“The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the Government have repeatedly confirmed the future of the Red Arrows. I reject utterly the suggestion that there is any intention to scrap the RAF Acrobatic Squadron as wild speculation. If returned to the House of Commons I will continue to fight both for the Red Arrows and to keep them based at RAF Scampton.”