MEMBERS of the Red Arrows have been sacked following an investigation over claims of bullying, misogyny and sexual harassment.
The RAF yesterday revealed that while the inquiry into “unacceptable behaviour” found “no criminal cases to be answered”, there had been some “dismissals” of personnel.
Earlier this year more than 40 members gave 250 hours of evidence to the inquiry describing the aerobatic display team as “tossico”.
Alleged victims were told that if they spoke up they would be sent home or kicked out of the RAF.
It was claimed that bosses ignored the complaints for years in order to protect the reputations of those considered “untouchable”.
The inquiry recommended a number of measures to improve behaviours and the culture within the Frecce rosse.
The unit has already received training on “unacceptable behaviours and ‘Walk on By’ cultures”.
A statement from The Red Arrows disse: “The RAF Police Special Investigations Branch investigated specific allegations and whilst there were no criminal cases to be answered, we continue to look into the circumstances that led to the inquiry.
“To date, several RAF personnel have been investigated under the RAF’s Major Administrative Action Procedures.
“These investigations have resulted in a range of outcomes up to and including dismissals from the RAF.”
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Ha aggiunto: “It is important for unacceptable behaviour to be called out and reported wherever and whenever it is encountered.
“We take all allegations of unacceptable behaviour extremely seriously and will continue to take decisive action against anyone who fails to uphold our high standards, in accordance with the Ministry of Defence’s Zero Tolerance Policy.”