The Royal Air Force (RAF) would not recruit “useless white males.” The goal was to reach their diversity goals.
According to Sky News, the RAF recruiters were told not to select useless white male pilots so they could hit their target. The information came from leaked emails.
The RAF confirmed that 31 individuals had received payments but did not confirm the amount.
Air Chief Marshal Wigston lied and said that well-intentioned efforts to improve diversity did not discriminate against white men, two informed defense sources said.