After a few years away from cadets I thought it was time to return and ‘do my bit’. I’m a commercial pilot (rotary) and with a military background, I’m sure my experience and insights would benefit cadets.
My aim would be to tip up to a squadron, most likely once a week, to offer my support and assist wherever possible. My career and my family need me the rest of the time - fact. So, I’m not planning on wearing another uniform anytime soon (or ever probably) but I thought that the RAFAC would appreciate any help offered.
It was a surprise to see more application forms than I’ve had hot dinners arrive on my doorstep and I completely understand the child protection part of it, of course that makes complete sense. But to jump through the number of hoops to apply, be interviewed, attend a course when all I want to do is offer my free time and not become your new commandant; it all seems rather overkill and is off-putting.
I was wondering if many people actually join as a CI now? After reading through a number of the posts on this forum, morale seems pretty low and I can almost see why.
Thanks for your time and thank you for all you’re doing.