I asked this in the discord but I don’t think there are many staff on there.
By the way I am CCF RAF
On my last night ex (I am de facto RAF FC lead - I do planning/prep for all exercises and FC activities as RAF staff don’t care about FC), the biggest issue was numbers - if we had enough seniors we could have an OPFOR element, if we had more cadets we could have a full platoon and HQ element (not just 2 sections), more ambushes, more contacts, more realism etc = better exercises and more fun for the cadets - end goal of RAFAC.
I highly doubt that we are going to get a massive amount more RAF cadets joining night exercises, and the Army section is insistent that we will not do combined night exercises - inter service is then out of the window as there is no RN/RM section.
I was thinking we could get some cadets from 2 ATC sqns, who are very near us and I know both have minibuses, on our night exs and fieldcraft training on some parade nights, but I don’t know what issues there are with this, keeping in mind CCF sections use different regs to ATC for FC (I think it is army regs?). If I am to have any chance at getting this through (see staff who don’t care) it needs to be fairly oven ready.
If anyone could advise on issues staff would need to sort out, that would be superb.