with the way it is going i cannot see the logic in this statement - there is even less reason to put Cadets in No1s than ever
without a doubt, but that doesn’t mean it will happen - we can’t get No2 uniform to fit for all, the “smartness” of No1s is only valid if it fits correctly.
pointless. the jacket and trousers of No1s are a different material shade and style to No2s, a No1 jacket can only be matched (and thus worn) with No1s trousers.
but only on the ground of looking smart - which is not a big enough justification. far too many negatives to consider
extra cost of another uniform - now I am not saying that the MOD/RAF or RAFAC pays for it, or even the individual, it could be sponsorship, but the money has to come from somewhere.
then there is stores - what happens for the other 50-51 weeks of the year No1s uniform is not worn? handed to the Cadet in the hope they look after it?
kept in already limited Squadron Stores (30+ Jackets don’t fit in a shoe box)
there is also the need for SD hats - these very readily look gash if not kept tidy and stored neatly.
practicality - it will create a nightmare in terms of badges. firstly it would create a panic to sew badges on to the tunics to reflect what individuals have achieved. secondly we struggle to get the badges for a brassard as it is, getting a second set for a 2 hour event once a year is wasteful
I also predict that due to the above some will go without creating an “us and them” feel between Squadrons simply because one unit has room in their stores/a CFAV with a spare shed/garage to store the uniform while the other chooses to stick with No2 (Consider the transition to MTP and you see how some units kitted everyone out, while others struggled to get a single full set)