This is another problem of HQAC’s making.
They should have issued ALL badges at 60% Wing strength when the scheme was released. But that requires planning, forethought and whole host of things that you wouldn’t naturally associate with the ivory towers.
If we are supposed to be giving cadets badges, what is worse than saying at the start of the session, when this has been completed you will get a nice little badge to sew on brassard and then not get the badge, because HQAC haven’t got them made up yet.
We’ve been doing some of this and ticking as we go and then when the badges arrive we can dish them out. I feel loathed to present them as they haven’t really done/achieved anything worthy of being presented.
We did a heartstart a while ago and the chap who came in to do it told the cadets they’d get a badge (still waiting 6 weeks on), a couple of cadets who have done it already were amazed that cadets now get badges for essentially watching a few videos and doing a bit of first aid in a couple of hours and seemed unfussed that they won’t get one.