The Red Arrows
Filed under: brilliant people, dud government
The Red Arrows are a RAF flying team and a symbol of British capability and joie de vivre loved by many. Founded in 1964, they are widely regarded as the most skilled military aerobatics team in the world. Their motto is Eclat.
In a move as abysmal as getting rid of the Changing of the Guard, the government has suggested slashing funding and bringing the Red Arrows crashing to the ground. The people have voted to protect the Red Arrows at the 10 Downing Street petition.
I'd provide the link, but the petition site is presently inaccessible. Any guesses what the government's motto is?