I have recently joined an RAFAC Civilian Committee connected to an Edinburgh Squadron, we were supposed to have 5 sitting on CC but due to unforeseen circumstances we look to have lost 3 of the CC Members, if there are any Parents or Aviation Orientated Adults that would like to get involved in being CC Members at an Edinburgh Squadron I would welcome a Private Message or a Direct Message on here as we do need to have a Full Compliment of CC Members to ensure we can offer the Air Cadets the best support they deserve.
I look forward to any responses & more details can be forwarded to any interested parties.
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Have you tried reaching out to your Wing CC? A good Wing CC should hopefully be able to help when you are low on numbers. That extra bit of support can always be useful!
Yes that is an Avenue that I am sure we could go down, however the desire to have a Civilian Committee made up from Parents of Air Cadets or Aviation motivated Adults is probably the best mix that I would like to see for this Unit.
Already I am seeing different concepts being discussed that I didn’t realise were within the Air Cadet set up. I joined the Civilian Committee because I have Business Interests in Aviation & am intending to use my Aviation Contacts to give our Air Cadets the best opportunies in the Aviation environs ( Something much needed after the Bankuptcy of Tayside Aviation ).
Sadly having been watching the operations of Tayside Aviation since it was acquired by a few acquaintances & latterly resold to the last known owners I always felt it was a business that was running on ‘empty’ The last owner did throw a lot of money at it trying to keep it running but the coffers are now depleted.
I was given a Great start in life in terms of support given to help me into Aviation & now I feel it is my time to ‘pay it forward’ & the Air Cadet network is the chosen way.
I live by this Statement : " I have also found a ‘surefire’ way to make a small fortune out of Aviation… Start with a bigger fortune "
Sound’s like you’ve got great intention of helping out! I wish you all the best, and just hope our nonsensical policies don’t get in the way!
Wing CC wouldn’t need to replace your CC, they could temporarily sit while numbers come up or at least keep watch and assist with growth.
As you’re building up essentially from scratch, they can support and guide with policy help and best practice procedure where relevant.