RAF Police appeal - Investigation into allegations of non-recent sexual offences at overseas units

Following an investigation, an Ex Royal Air Force Serviceman Richard Philpotts has been arrested and charged with a number of offences of sexual assault against children. The charges relate to individuals who were below the age of 16 at the time and were allegedly committed within the context of Scouting at RAF Gatow, Berlin in the 1980s.

The Royal Air Force remains dedicated to ensuring that all allegations are fully investigated. Operation OVERFOOT is the Royal Air Force Police investigation into allegations of non-recent sexual offences at overseas units, this investigation has already resulted in a series of arrests and investigations continue.

Anyone who is or has been the victim of such offences or has information relating to the activities of any individual which may have affected others is urged to contact the Royal Air Force Police, in absolute confidence, via the Service Police Crime Bureau who can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 02392 285170
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