Red Arrows campaign to take fight to House of Lords
A delegation of Lincolnshire businesses and residents will appear in the House of Lords on Tuesday 4 June to continue the campaign to keep the Red Arrows in Lincolnshire.
The event is hosted by the chairman of the Historic Lincoln Trust Lord Cormack and supported by Visit Lincoln, the organisation responsible for tourism across the city and county, and Lincoln MP Karen Lee.
Lydia Rusling, chief executive at Visit Lincoln, said: “Being in the heart of Westminster is highlighting Lincolnshire and its connections to the Royal Air Force to the decision makers on the relocation of the Red Arrows. Throughout the event we will be talking to MOD officials and MPs about the many reasons why the Red Arrows should stay in Lincolnshire.
“There are still many unanswered questions around the closure of RAF Scampton, but as the organisation responsible for tourism in Lincolnshire we are committed to doing all we can to ensure our connection to the Royal Air Force, the county’s unique aviation heritage and Red Arrows team remains strong and appealing to visitors and residents. Keeping the Red Arrows in Lincolnshire is central to this.
“Whilst the decision to close RAF Scampton is out of our control, we continue to work with businesses and local organisations to ensure we have a compelling case for the successful relocation of the Red Arrows team to another base within Lincolnshire. And, we are encouraged to hear that RAF Waddington is a potential option for the relocation.”
Lincolnshire has strong links with the Royal Air Force since before its founding in 1918, and the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team has been synonymous with Lincolnshire for more than 30 years.