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Emails appeared to show the RAF asking for a pilot – not a white male – to represent the service at the Top Gun 2 premiere.
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MOD sorry for 'non-white non-male' RAF pilot request for Top Gun premiere

The Ministry of Defence insists the comments have been taken out of context.

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Emails appeared to show the RAF asking for a pilot – not a white male – to represent the service at the Top Gun 2 premiere.

The Ministry of Defence has apologised for "any offence caused" after leaked emails appeared to show the Royal Air Force asking for a non-white non-male pilot to represent the service at the new Top Gun 2 premiere.

The email, which has been circulating on social media, appeared to ask for applicants to get in touch.

The email also pointed out that "shy guys get no cakes" and urged anyone interested to apply as soon as possible.

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson apologised for the comments and said they had "been taken out of context".

"The RAF and MOD are proud to be modern and inclusive employers for all," they added.