RAF officers face courts martial over expenses

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The Independent Online
A group of RAF officers could face courts martial following an investigation by air force police into alleged expenses violations by airmen serving in Italy as part of the Bosnia peace-keeping operations. The men, believed to be mainly squadron leaders, will face charges next month when the investigation has been completed. The courts martial of such senior men would be unprecedented in the RAF and if found guilty their promotion prospects could be severely damaged.

A spokesman for the MoD said last night: "We can confirm that service police are investigating allegations that fraudulent subsistence claims were submitted by RAF personnel stationed at Gioia del Colle, in southern Italy. A number of individuals have been interviewed and investigations are ongoing."

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