Maybe my perspective on this isn’t shared by others- but if so, I can’t understand why.
I have frequently seen examples from across RAFAC in pictures (and even in video) of parades/presentations & special events of Cadets wearing No2 wedgewoods, ties and jumpers and Staff wearing short-sleeved shirts (or indeed, significantly, blouses).
I just do not understand this at all. If anyone can explain the logic/sense/fairness in this, then please go ahead.
My previous understanding on this (prior to joining this organisation) was that reviewing or inspecting Staff in military formations invariably wore the same or a more-formal order of dress when present at such an event, regardless of circumstances.
I’ll go so far as to say that I’ve never seen a single instance of this happening in the regular RAF or RAFR, ever. In fact (worryingly-enough) I’ve never consciously noticed this being done in any other uniformed formation in the world
So what’s going on?