[quote=“Winki, post:2, topic:3526, full:true”] go and ask your WHQ rather than bleat on here
One wing’s E1 sending out an email saying that the system has changed doth not an official release make.
I think the lack of “This is what what we’ve done, this is why we’ve done it, and this is how you should use it” type briefing is what people are “bleating” about. Especially if, given the lack of information, cadets miss out on yet another opportunity, because staff haven’t been briefed on it’s use.
I think the RAFAC leadership need to have a good look at the RAF practical leadership card again…
If details are being briefed via the CoC as per the tweet I saw, I wouldn’t need to go asking, as we’d have been briefed…the lack of briefing is the issue - could be local but this is one of many problems with all of layers, why in this case does it need to pass through each layer in turn?
The announcement from your wing, fills some gaps but not many, from the portal I could if i wanted submit a bid for my squadron… but there are no admin orders or cost details for the camps to advise interested cadets/staff before submitting a bid.
We once again have a poorly communicated change on policy/process it’s PTS/CFC all over again from HQAC, how much longer can they pull these screw-ups out of the hat?
Unless someone has changed the definition of CoC whilst I wasn’t looking, My CoC starts at my WSO, then continues up the chain. I don’t know where the flow of information stopped, because I wasn’t aware of the information in the first place.
The fact that Sdn commanders are not being fully briefed does lie under the remit of HQAC though.
It’s been said before, so I hesitate to say it again…
But why do HQAC not send out an email with a link to the relevant policy note. We could utilise a system like, I don’t know, SharePoint?
Once that info has been sent, then send out out the twitter/FB posts.
Social media and email are powerful tools - if they are used correctly. If not, they spread confusion, and work against the organisation.
I’m starting to think HQAC is using the Trump guide to PR and information release…
Step 1: Post on twitter
Step 2: Post on twitter how awesome you are because of the previous tweet
Step 3: ignore any potential issues or questions and brandish as "fake news"
step 4: repeat step 2 until a change of subject is achieved
I would say all you need is email. It is all I use and it is extremely irritating that the Corps’ intelligencia use social media like they do.
The irony is we have a closed FB group which is used by parents and cadets, but the cadets routinely use one or combination of snapchat / Instagram / whatsapp, for their own social media.
The wisdom of one the cadets twitter is for sad old farts who think they’re something special.
I have known it has been coming for ~6 months and heard it would be “released” within the week on Saturday as RC needed a heads up first
the reason being 123 (Anytown) Sqn can now bid for an oversees camp directly without any need to be “the lucky one” to get 1 of 2 Wing places.
If a Squadron OC wants to take half the unit to Germany, they can bid for the places
a system which would have put the RCs backs up no doubt