An insider has claimed that there’s “a huge, under-the-table” inquiry underway to do with alcohol and “suspected inappropriate behaviour”. They stated that the top of the RAF is personally concerned within the probe.
The supply additionally advised the Mail that one pilot has been despatched home from Greece, which is the place the aerobatics show crew is coaching.
Based on the Hellenic Air Force base of Tanagra north of Athens, crew members have been posting images on social media.
Less than half method by way of the Greek leg of Exercise Springhawk, sources claimed an issue with consuming was reported to Whitehall chiefs.
An RAF spokesperson stated: “A member of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team – the Red Arrows – has been temporarily withdrawn and has returned to the UK for personal reasons. It would not be appropriate to offer further comment at this stage.
“The Red Arrows proceed with their pre-season show coaching and preparations for occasions together with the Platinum Jubilee programme.”
MailOnline reports that RAF insiders do not recognise claims of drinking.
The Red Arrows are officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and are based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
They are set to relocate to RAF Waddington south of Lincoln before the end of this year.
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Dozens of aircraft from the Royal Navy, the Army and Royal Air Force will soar over Buckingham Palace on Thursday June 2, according to the MoD.
It is expected to take six minutes to fly over the crowds and is set to include more than three times the number of aircraft which took part in the Queen’s last birthday parade flypast in London in 2019.
The display will include helicopters from the Royal Navy and the Army as well as RAF aircraft recently seen responding to events in Kabul, Ukraine and during the Covid pandemic.
It will also include highlights from the history of the RAF, including aircraft from the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The flypast will follow the Queen’s birthday parade, known as Trooping The Colour – a display of military pageantry involving 1,500 officers and soldiers as well as 250 horses from the Army’s Household Division on Horse Guards Parade.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “I’m proud that the Armed Forces are main the nation in celebration with such a spectacular show.
“Throughout the Platinum Jubilee celebrations we will all enjoy the expertise, skill and talent of our Armed Forces as we celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.”