Red Arrows: Lincoln icon

The Red Arrows are donating money to a Lincoln-based haulage firm, which has decorated a lorry with icons of Lincoln to raise cash for Lincoln Cathedral. The famous air acrobatic display team features on the side of the trailer.

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Plans for tourist attraction at RAF Scampton

There are hopes that a multi-million pound tourist attraction could be created at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

The base is the home of the Red Arrows and could be turned into an aviation heritage centre, say bosses at Lincolnshire County Council. They say the plan is still in very early stages but could help ensure Scampton continues to be used as an RAF base, securing the Arrows' long-term future.

It is envisaged regular air shows, a museum, exhibitions and and a hotel would draw in thousands of visitors from around world.

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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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Icons of Lincoln come together

The Lincoln lorry Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A local haulage firm is donating 1p for every mile it travels throughout Europe to Lincoln Cathedral, in a special 'Lincoln lorry' which carries an image of the cities most famous icons.

The Red Arrows who feature on the side of the lorry too, are supporting the move, and were involved in a photoshoot to launch the event at RAF Cranwell this morning.

The Red Arrows Credit: ITV Yorkshire