Both Army and Air? Now thats something I never heard of…
I’ll admit I’ve actually been doing both for a few months, now, after hearing from a few people who do/did both… I’ve just had a few people come up to me and say “you can’t” which is quite concerning. My OCs have told me I can, but various other squadrons seem to ban this…[/quote]
My Dad had a friend who was ATC and CCF(Navy).
This isn’t a dig, but I can actually understand that and Gunner’s sons more than your position. What’s the advantage in being an Air Cadet ‘twice’?[/quote]
My lads are\were in private education where membership of the CCF is compulsory. As they only have one section (the Army) they don’t have much choice about what they do! They have to do at least 2 years in the CCF and have the option to stay on for a third or even when they leave the College.
My eldest is now studying ‘A’ Levels but is asking about returning to his old school to help out with CCF as well as being a Cdt SNCO in the ATC. My youngest is still at the college and although having been in the ATC for a little over a year, he only joined the CCF at the start of the last academic year.
Both organizations are aware of the situation and neither are bothered. I see no reason for them to be as events don’t often clash and they attend both units regularly.
[Edited to add] I’ve also noticed a lot of CCF cadets from the two main private schools in my area, are joining the ATC in addition to remaining in the CCF.