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DM: RAF probe drunken Red Arrow airman

Old 14th May 2022, 07:06
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DM: RAF probe drunken Red Arrow airman

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...behaviour.html


The RAF is investigating the Red Arrows over allegations of drinking, it has emerged.

Sources claim one pilot has been sent home from Greece, where the famous aerobatic display team is training.

An insider claimed: ‘There is a huge under-the-table inquiry going on. It’s to do with alcohol and suspected inappropriate behaviour. The head of the RAF is personally involved in the Red Arrows probe.’
The display team is the pride of the Royal Air Force – and the public face of the service.

The best pilots in the business perform death-defying stunts, zooming over crowds producing perfect plumes of red, white and blue smoke.

They attend key British events, performing at air shows, festivals and the most prestigious royal celebrations.


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Old 14th May 2022, 08:36
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I can't believe this is from the Daily Mail, not with the lines like death defying stunts and zooming over crowds etc.

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Old 14th May 2022, 09:05
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Old 14th May 2022, 10:11
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Hang on

RAF pilot = officer = 'high jinks', surely?

"March the guilty b***ard in" is only reserved for those who avoided Cranwell Polytechnic isn't it?
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Old 14th May 2022, 10:17
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Originally Posted by The Helpful Stacker View Post
Hang on

RAF pilot = officer = 'high jinks', surely?

"March the guilty b***ard in" is only reserved for those who avoided Cranwell Polytechnic isn't it?
Not entirely. I had the unpleasant task of formally [and very carefully] charging one of my JOs before remanding him to the CO and subsequent CM.

Of course in this instance it may have been a 'bottle to throttle' offence without 'high jinks and jolly japes' being involved.
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The RAF website says today that they are flying a seven-ship formation this year - any connection ?
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Old 14th May 2022, 10:45
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
Not entirely. I had the unpleasant task of formally [and very carefully] charging one of my JOs before remanding him to the CO and subsequent CM.

Of course in this instance it may have been a 'bottle to throttle' offence without 'high jinks and jolly japes' being involved.
Would be more likely I suspect and no idea if the Greeks are also involved in the opening of the issue. Droping the formation to 7 for display is the easy get out.
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Old 14th May 2022, 11:39
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Well I’d heard several weeks ago a rumour that they’d dropped to 8! 🤔
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Old 14th May 2022, 12:22
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Originally Posted by H Peacock View Post
Well I’d heard several weeks ago a rumour that they’d dropped to 8! 🤔
As a result of losing two other pilots for ‘other reasons’. RAF PR managed to do the smoke and mirrors on those ones, not quite the same this time. All a bit embarrassing!
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Old 14th May 2022, 15:30
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Still 9 pilots listed on their website. Shame about the 7 ship this year.
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Old 14th May 2022, 15:37
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What are they probing him with?
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Old 14th May 2022, 19:17
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Only approved instruments I dare say.
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Originally Posted by The Helpful Stacker View Post
is only reserved for those who avoided Cranwell Polytechnic isn't it?
Do you mean Sleaford Tech?
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Originally Posted by Blossy View Post
Only approved instruments I dare say.
You're losing me?...!

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Old 15th May 2022, 06:34
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This headline really winds me up, when are people going to realise its Aviator not Airman 🤣
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Old 15th May 2022, 11:18
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Is the decision to go to seven related to this 'probe'? If yes, what happened to innocent til proven guilty? Or, is it, "He/she will of course be reinstated if no guilt is established, but the team has to use the time available in order to get a DA."?

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Old 15th May 2022, 11:22
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According to Flightline UK the team are down to seen because two pilots have been posed away on other duties. It goes onto to explain things in general a bit, about how there might not be enough aircraft or if the pilot/crew are sick etc.

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Old 15th May 2022, 12:12
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
You're losing me?...!

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I asked what they were probing him with and that was the reply to it,


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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
According to Flightline UK the team are down to seen because two pilots have been posed away on other duties.
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How apposite
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Must be for the `Top Gun 2` premiere....
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