Fighter pilots on the RAF slow track Too many trainees for RAF's fast jets

17th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

The RAF faces a freeze on recruiting pilots after being forced to clear a three-year backlog of trainees caused by defence cuts, confidential documents show. Despite sacking 170 trainee pilots earlier this year, air force chiefs have found they still have 150 recruits "too many" for their flying programme, papers passed to The Telegraph disclose.

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