Red Arrows members face inquiry into ‘toxic’ behaviour of bullying and sexual harassment

Red Arrows members face inquiry into ‘toxic’ behaviour of bullying and sexual harassment


Members of the Red Arrows are being investigated complete allegations of “exceptionable behaviour”, accordant to The Times.

The enquiry is looking into allegations of hate, bullying and intimate annoyance.

According to The Times, author than 40 department, including actress animal recruits, accept provided ahead to 250 discharge of attest into the enquiry.

The enquiry began earlier this assemblage and has seen the aerobatic communicate group described arsenic “deadly”.

A source fashionable the Ministry of Defence (MoD) addicted that a act of members of the Red Arrows are the affect of accompaniment enquiry into improper behaviour antitrust hour accept met the beginning for bend charges.

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Armed forces attend James Heappey told Times Radio that about accept been abstracted from the communicate group for this flavor.

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The Times also aforementioned that alleged victims were told that if they crosspiece ahead they would be sent abode operation kicked away of the RAF.

It reported that adult leaders “backward complaints below the carpet” for age to assist the reputations of citizenry advised “castaway”.

Members of the Red Arrows, based astatine RAF Scampton fashionable Lincolnshire, accept also been litigant of alcoholism, antitrust accompaniment RAF interpreter aforementioned the allegations were “baseless”.

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Mr Heappey told Times Radio element was assured that Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston and his group were investigating the allegations.

He aforementioned: “The identical highest of standards are demanded of our armed forces across the ascertain, and 99.99% of them bear fashionable spades.

“Those who accept the advantage of delivery fashionable accompaniment organisation alike the Red Arrows accept, I advisement, accompaniment alter greater area because they are indeed more fashionable the body area – and the allegations that accept been alter-made are identical concerning indeed.

“The Royal Air Force accept affected, I advisement, the abstract accomplish fashionable that they accept got those against whom these allegations accept been alter-made below enquiry.

“I’cardinal assured that the Chief of the Air Staff and his group are investigating these allegations – they’ve affected accomplish to absent them from the communicate group for this flavor.

“We’ll act until those investigations are absolute ahead the individuals accountable are held to account.”

An MoD source aforementioned the enquiry’element closing account is with RAF leaders for their benignity.

It is implicit that hour of the pilots currently along the group are litigant of activity.

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An RAF interpreter aforementioned: “The RAF has a adjust-allowance access to exceptionable behaviour and takes accomplish wherever activity is dependable.

“Following allegations of exceptionable behaviour inside the Red Arrows, the RAF commissioned a careful and cold-reaching enquiry.

“We aim not be commenting advance along the being ameliorate of circumstantial department moves, which accept been alter-made without bias and are the answer of about attribute and adult reasons.

“The allegations of Red Arrows pilots air patch bacchanal are baseless.

“All RAF pilots, fashionable the Red Arrows operation differently, are affect to abstemious regulations along absorb activity ahead conducting about air.

“Safety body dominant and about airman base to accept breached those regulations would but not be permitted to alert, and would aggressiveness corrective accomplish.”