For the cadet the 3822 servers as ID.
As staff the 3822 is a quick way for me to refer to previous experience and to formally record qualifications easily. For example:
I accompany cadets from three or four Squadrons on a flying detail… I go through the 3822s to find out how many times people have flown. This makes it easy for me to prioritise the flying list with those with most flights at the end. This is easily and quickly carried out during the coach journey.
I can easily record WHTs immediately as I pass someone.
The ID factor could certainly be better served. The record of service could become computer only, but does it need to be?
Would it make it more or less hassle to record WHTs or to glance at peoples flying log?
I’d say it makes more work for the volunteer.
As for the new 3822s… I was very pleased to see that I now have far less writing to do when enrolling a group of cadets.