The problem is how many cadets does 4 years represent?
How many cadets have joined and left the ATC and never flown in an aircraft on the ATC/RAF inventory, compared to the 12 months prior to that. Restrict it to 12 months as the numbers would be even more embarrassing.
We had cadets go on a mass flying day and shortly after I spoke to the Wg Cdr and they were gushing about it, I was dumfounded and walked out of the office, I reckoned they were going for an award/honour. A handful of cadets from across the Wing in a once off effort and it was seen as something to get excited about.
I find it incredulous to think at CAC and OC 2FTS’ boss(es) think they have been doing more than an extremely mediocre job and getting paid much more than many of the staff in the ATC, who will by comparison be working much harder and then giving time up for ATC.