Wild And Woolly Incident Injures RAF Cadet

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The Royal Air Force maintains its pilot corps is the epitome of crack professionalism after a pilot trainee was seriously burned at a graduation party when someone set fire to the sheep costume he was wearing. According to metro.co.uk, the 26-year-old man was celebrating his new wings with other freshly minted pilots at a "family-oriented" event when a 23-year-old man, who is not a member of the RAF, set him alight, causing burns to 14 percent of his body. No, we donít know what RAF pilot graduation tradition involves a sheep costume (but we may be willing to be enlightened). The happy news is the young pilot is expected to make a full recovery and return to his unit shortly. Meanwhile, the RAF is saying this sort of thing hardly ever happens. In a statement, an unnamed spokesman stressed that it was a non-military attendee of the party who is facing charges as a result of the incident and that such shenanigans are officially frowned upon. "RAF pilots are well disciplined. In this job they have to be. Social events are restricted to a handful each year and all are held at weekends," the statement read. "The RAF has a strict no-drinking policy during the working day. There is no place for a drinking culture in RAF flying training and I reiterate that no RAF personnel have been accused of wrongdoing in this case."