I was not aware that I had written to you, but will admit that I did not read your contribution , it was then perhaps inevitable that you might have got something right.
Another element to Registration, is that details are then within the public domain, and the Charity Commission say that potential donors visit their on-line charity information. But of course it then needs proper charity management to handle or develop public interest.
However I think you will be the first to agree that there is a bias within this forum which does not necessarily agree with the way things should work. So I was simply trying to point out that it is the Civcom which holds the authority under Charity Law, and that without them as a legal entity, you will operate solely within what exchequer funding provides.
Access to grants has been flagged, as basically you cannot rely on the connection with RAFAC for eligibility, because it is not a recognised charitable entity because it is funded by the MOD.
So you need the Civcom to make decision which is why you really do need to work with them, however alien that might seem to be.
And what gives you the idea about anti-organisation rhetoric? The RAFAC is a fine youth organisation, and always has been and it always a pleasure to how cadets enjoy the experience.