An RAF fighter pilot has won his battle with the United States Air Force over the size of his handlebar mustache. Flight Lieutenant Chris Ball, who is on an exchange posting with the USAF in Afghanistan was told to trim his distinctive mustache.
The pilot, who is usually based at RAF Lossiemouth, turned to the Queen's Regulations and found the mustache's width did not breach RAF guidelines.
The rules state the mustache should not go below the edge of the mouth.
Despite Flt Lt Ball serving on exchange with the USAF, the RAF still have some say on the attire and appearance of their staff.
The USAF relented and Flt Lt Ball's mustache was left unruffled.