Government deny Red Arrows' axe

Red Arrows in full flight Credit: PA

The Government has insisted that the world famous Red Arrows will not be grounded as part of a new round of defence cuts. Reports in today's press claims the iconic RAF display team, which is based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, could be axed as part of the Coalition's cutbacks.

But Number 10 today moved to quash the speculation over the future of the Red Arrows saying in a statement: "This is not true. Anyone suggesting the Red Arrows could face the axe is wrong."