Here is an FOI request from last year concerning 2448 (Poynton) Squadron, detailing behind thescene machinations of the organisation trying to close down a Squadron. Whilst closing is a last resort, some of the e-mail reveal a surprising level of planning and deviousness that I would not expect from a supposedly ‘honourable organisation’ but more of a political cult in its actions. These actions in this wing are not new, look at the activities regarding the Saddleworth detached flight.
Having been a Civ Com chair I can testify to these actions occuring when our Squadron were presented with a fail acompli about co-location and it will be a merger in October. The corps and some of its uniformed staff were in my opinion lesss than honest in there actions as shown by FOI requests for documentation, which released information that they were most uncomfortable about. I left the post in disgust at the actions of someofficers in particular as I suspect that they knew far more than they ‘let on’ before the fateful night when the cadets were told as again they had ‘allowed’ the Squadron to fail. There were serious conflict of issue as well in particular.
Everyone should be aware of these actions and start to place FOI requests for documentation at regular intervals reagrding their Squadrons.