After successfully attracting funding from Pepsi, the famous Red Arrows are to be painted Blue.

The Ministry of Defence said previously that it remains “committed to supporting the Red Arrows” despite a recent report suggesting that it can no longer afford to finance the Royal Air Force’s aerobatic display team.

The Red Arrows were recently “saved from the axe”, but a senior defence source told The Express here that the “clock is ticking” for the display team to find more funding.

The source said:

“Given the financial challenges which the RAF and, indeed, all services are facing, and anticipating no sudden upsurge in budget, funding the team is becoming challenging to the point that we must consider either finding a new, additional and substantial stream of income or letting go.”

That funding source has, finally, been found.

A statement from Pepsico reads:

“Pepsi is trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly we are delighted to be able to announce out partnership with the Royal Air Force in order to fund the newly created ‘Blue Arrows’.” 

The team is currently based at RAF Scampton and once that closes they will move to RAF Waddington.

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Rogbob
Rogbob
2 months ago

Go the Blues!

Sean Crowley
Sean Crowley
2 months ago
Reply to  Rogbob

That’s the Pepsi blues to you .

Mike O
Mike O
2 months ago

I heard that they will be carrier capable and will carry 16 meteor missiles. Trust me, I read it on twitter.

Klonkie
Klonkie
2 months ago

Nice April fools joke Coke should have moved on this first . no need to re paint the aircraft! Perhaps we are witnessing a new revenue model for expandining defence funding expenditure!

George Parker
George Parker
2 months ago
Reply to  Klonkie

Don’t even joke about it. The Tesco Yeomanry are closer than you think. Uniforms sponsored by Sports Direct.

Paul42
Paul42
2 months ago

Many a true word spoken in jest lol

John Hartley
John Hartley
2 months ago

Where is the rainbow flag for diversity?

Something different
Something different
2 months ago
Reply to  John Hartley

That’s a good idea and shows how accepting the UK is overall despite the occasional nitwit

dan
dan
2 months ago
Reply to  John Hartley

ugh

Delabatte
Delabatte
2 months ago

Allez les Bleus!!

Taffybadger
2 months ago

At least Coca-Cola could have sponsored them, could have stayed red 🙂

Jack
Jack
2 months ago

One day, one day. LOL.

James M
James M
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

First it’s the Red Arrows (Brought to you by Pepsi), but before you know it, it’ll be HMS Newcastle Brown Ale…

geoff
2 months ago

Oor George is on top form today!!!

Keith Dalby-Oldham
Keith Dalby-Oldham
2 months ago

So looking forward to watching the “Pepsi Machs”!!

Chris Jones
Chris Jones
2 months ago

I do like the Pepsi Co. roundel. Nice touch! 🙂

dan
dan
2 months ago

CNN reported that they were going pink.

Nicholas
Nicholas
2 months ago

Next we will hear the MOD will allow advertising on the side of RAF aircraft. Lol