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Red Arrows' relief after future secured

Red Arrows during a display

The Team Leader of the Red Arrows has told Calendar she's pleased the future of the aerobatic display team is now secure, after comments made by the Prime Minister last week.

Following speculation over whether defence cuts may spell the end for the Reds, David Cameron has offered reassurance, saying as long as he is in Downing Street the team will continue to grace the skies of Britain.

Downing Street also described the Red Arrows as one of Britain's most iconic brands, saying Mister Cameron believes they reflect everything that's great about Britain.

Squadron Leader Ruth Shackleton said: "Of course nothing is secure in this climate of ours but of course we're very pleased indeed that he confirmed that is the case and we're secure, and of course with the building of the runway at RAF Scampton also we will be there for a good few years yet."

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