Red Arrows 'safe under David Cameron'

India has indicated it may buy a third tranche of UK-built Hawk aircraft for use by its version of the Red Arrows aerobatics display team. David Cameron has also offered the expertise of the Red Arrows team in helping them to put on a show using their trademark trails of coloured smoke.

Red Arrows over Buckingham Palace last year Credit: Press Association

Following recent speculation over whether defence cuts may spell the end for the Red Arrows, Downing Street described them as "one of Britain's most iconic brands".

In a statement Number 10 said:

"The Prime Minister is clear that for as long as he is in Downing Street the Red Arrows will grace the skies of Britain."