An RAF marshal has become an internet sensation across the world after a video showing him breakdancing, to raise money for cancer research, is put on YouTube.

He performed the dance whilst directing aircraft. The video first shows the Americans, Germans, Spanish, Dutch and Italians directing their aircraft the normal way and then, under the headline "THIS IS HOW THE BRITS DO IT", the RAF marshal is shown breakdancing to music whilst directing aircraft...

Breakdancing RAF marshal is an internet hit

3rd January 2008
Daily Mail

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An RAF marshal has become an internet sensation after video of him break-dancing while directing fighter jets was published on YouTube.

Senior Aircraftman Dean Tabreham is seen dancing on the runway with massive white gloves under the headline: 'This is how the Brits do it.'

The footage, which has been viewed by 280,000 people so far, first shows ground crew from America, Spain, Germany, Italy and Holland conventionally directing aircraft. As the music changes to YMCA, the 28-year-old Brit makes his grand entrance.

RAF marshal Dean Tabreham shows off his moves

He guides out Britain's elite RAF fighter pilots while throwing breakdancing moves including 'the caterpillar'. At one point a red hot jet engine passes just inches over his head.

In two other clips the intrepid marshal attempts to moonwalk to Michael Jackson's Thriller and jogs down the runway dressed as a character from the 118 118 directory enquiry adverts.

The video was made by RAF staff and has raised 1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Last night senior RAF staff said Dean, a member of the RAF's elite 12 bomber squadron, would not be reprimanded for his actions.

An MoD spokesman said: "Dean is a top bloke who has been tearing up the tarmac with his moves. He's famous on the unit and proves RAF marshals are the best in the world."