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Sky News Documentaries presents Untouchable: Inside the Red Arrows, a powerful one-hour film exploring sexual harassment, sleaze and bullying in the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT), better known as the Red Arrows.

For the first time on camera, victims of the toxic culture speak exclusively to Sky News about the scandal that has shamed a national treasure.

The documentary, voiced by Sky News Security and Defence Editor, Deborah Haynes, hears the stories of four former members of the Red Arrows, who describe a toxic pocket of predatory behaviour in the world-famous aerobatic display squadron.

The victims, whose words are voiced by actors to protect their identities, spoke to Sky News before and after a Royal Air Force investigation found that unacceptable behaviours were widespread and normalised in the Red Arrows.

Air chiefs had hoped their non-statutory inquiry - published in November this year - would draw a line under the crisis. But the victims criticise it as a travesty of justice because of a complete lack of transparency – they have not even received an unredacted version of their own evidence.

In this film, three women and one man raise concerns that the toxic culture impacted flight safety. One victim claims the RAF even considered grounding the Red Arrows last year.

They say they have no faith in the air force to ensure promised change and are urging other victims of unacceptable behaviours across the armed forces to speak out.

The RAF inquiry looked at a period between 2017 and 2021. The air force says it is working hard to change the culture on the squadron, including with new training and leadership.

Untouchable: Inside the Red Arrows will premiere on Wednesday 27th December at 9pm on Sky News - Freeview channel 233, Virgin 603, BT 313, Sky 501.


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