EXCLUSIVE: Defence minister offers Red Arrows to Brighton Pride

Bobby Rae March 24, 2016
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The Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Penny Mordaunt, has announced that the Red Arrows are to fly over Brighton Pride…but it knows nothing about it!

Speaking at the pro-Brexit Out and Proud launch event in London last night, the Portsmouth North MP said: “I can offer you a bit of an exclusive tonight. If they would like it, Brighton Pride will have been offered the Red Arrows to fly over the city.

“It’s important, the progress that we’ve made in the armed forces on the LGBT agenda.”

If it was to go ahead, this would be the first time in Pride history that the Red Arrows have flown over a parade.

Following the minister’s announcement, PinkNews contacted Brighton Pride to get its reaction to the news – but a spokesman for the event said nothing about the Red Arrows had been mentioned to them.

He said: “We have received no formal offer of this but obviously as the UK’s biggest Pride Festival we would love to accept such an amazing offer and support.”


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