Write them a letter like this:
[quote][i][b]Dear Wing Commander
RE: Copy keys of Sqn Premises at Sqn Expense
£25 a pop!. Jog on, fella
Your Obedient Servant,
I’m pretty sure that is more or less in line with JSP101 guidance.
I have had similar rubbish from our G4 element. I have a 2nd safe and and 2nd store which contains privately owned, acquired, gifted kit belonging to staff or the detachment outright. (All ACF/MOD/RFCA stuff goes in another safe and store.)
We gave keys to our QM, only to find our kit removed and spurious excuses given. For example we had 6 Silva 4T (tritium) compasses, that were gifted to us by the REME removed because they were, quote: ‘A radiation hazard’
He also took a .50cal case which had been made into a bottle opener by a REME metal basher which was on my desk because it was ‘prohibited, as it was a spent cartridge, pyrotechnic, or parts thereof’ etc. (On a recent visit to CHQ, I found this item on his desk when he wasn’t there and took it back.)
No 1033 was completed for any of these ‘thefts’ and I have demanded return of the compasses ASAP or I will be escalating the matter to the commandant with the reccomendation that the matter be reported to the RMP as a theft.
If you let G4 remfys unfettered access to your sqn and it’s stores, expect to lose anything shiney or attractive. I have changed the locks to both the safe and the store now. If the QM wants to see what is inside he can make an appointment and inspect it with me present.
Going slightly off tangent, my CHQ tell me I must account for all the tuck shop stock in a ledger and allow it to be inspected annually. Rubbish. The tuck shop stock is mine. I bought it, I sell it on at a small profit. I have recovered my £50 initial outlay, so it is now self sustaining. The surplus or profit is used to buy other gizzits or pay for miscellaneous expenses. I keep all the receipts, but I’ll be buggered if I am going to keep accounts!
They are threatening to remove and destroy the stock If I don’t comply.