Two air force commanders moved to new jobs following expenses probe


Two Dutch air force commanders have been replaced for expenses-related offences, the Telegraaf said on Tuesday.

The leaders of 334 and 336 squadron, both based in Eindhoven, have been moved to new jobs after failing to act when they knew several air force employees had lied about travel expenses to attend a course in Hoofddorp, the paper said.

According to the paper, a number of staffers claimed travel expenses for making the trip even though they were staying in a local hotel. The commanders were aware of the deception, the paper said.

The defence ministry said in July it was investigating financial integrity issues at the airbase.

Defence minister Jeanine Hennis has confirmed ‘several key figures’ have been replaced, RTL news reported.

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