If this is the case, we are slowly becoming amorphous. OT slightly when I saw the new RAFA badge I like the majority of the branch thanked our lucky stars we had the old one.
Does it really matter if squadrons have non RAF coloured t-shirts, polos etc? We’ve had black for years, because it is forgiving in terms of a couple of days wear and cadets quite like it. The majority of squadrons I’ve seen have black or “olive” green to appeal to those who think they are in the military.
Why is it in 80 years of the existence of a air cadet organisation, which for the large part the RAF has been benign and happy to nod over the fence to, in the last few it seems to want to run us, but at a time when it removed the VR(T) commission such that now none of the volunteers at squadron level are actually in the RAF. I personally feel we can trace the RAF’s renewed interest to around the last 9 or so years when budgetary controls, because of misspending and failed projects, hit, they needed to find something to tinker in and they picked on something that it knows least about and then systemically failed, while through the HQAC puppets imposed all sorts of nonsense, that we never had, because we didn’t need it.