RAF Air Cadets Mission Directive 2019


#21

https://rafac.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/sites/interim/QM/Controlled%20Documents/20190128-RAFAC%202019%20Mission%20Directive%20on-a-page.pdf?csf=1

Though I had it spammed out by email initially.


#22

I HATE being called a CFAV! I much rather be called adult staff


#23

is the inclusion of “Adult” necessary specifics?

are there “Child Staff”???


#24

well, there are staff cadets so it could get confusing


#25

Whats your issue with CFAV?


#26

When I read CFAV, I feel that I am being called a ‘thing’ rather than a person. I feel it very demeaning and the way people in ivory towers use it to describe people who spend most of their free time doing things and thinking about the organisation.


#27

We’re all volunteers, staff to me insinuates paid positions (full time or part time).
Shrug

Or does it rather just say more about how you feel about the Ivory Towers themselves?


#28

In my workplace we make a distinct effort to say colleagues rather than staff, due to the connotations of being underlings/minions rather than equals. It’s subtle, but it makes a difference.


#29

You hit on something there mp1;
Cranwell started calling us CFAVs from the time when they decided to get rid of the VRTs
2 things I didn’t like being merged together.
I must admit I have lost all respect for those in the ITs


#30

It was a lot earlier than that. Didn’t they start issuing F1250’s/MOD90’s with the suffix ‘CFAV’ around 2013\14?


#31

really??
my MOD F90 has had CFAV written on it for years…!

i wouldn’t say it is a new phrase and certainly not as recent as the debanding of the VRT from the ACO/RAFAC


#32

Only if you’ve an officer. I’ve seen others with Sgt ATC


#33

Sounds like some ASDA-type guff to me.


#34

Not a million miles away, but hey, it’s only an organisation of 150,000 people, so what does it know?


#35

It is cheaper to give people a nicer job title and make them feel loved, than it is to actually treat them well. Don’t fall for the spin: they are still staff/employees.

Just like the mission directive, it is a veneer.


#36

My old 1250 Said:- “Royal Air Force Reserve”


#37

congratulations.

this is why i indicated MOD F90

i do recall one VRT getting emotional when the F1250s went out F90s came in and their “status” on their new ID changed from Reserve to “Cadet Forces”


#38

Yes Steve, I was proud of my RAFR 1250 status, and my scroll from the Queen.
Now, i feel I am looked upon as just a CFAV, sorry but that’s the way I feel.
It hasn’t stopped me working with cadets, but I don’t feel part of the higher organisation any more.


#39

That is the intention behind the CFC process


#40

I have always looked upon you and your ilk as “just a CFAV”, but don’t take the word “just” to be belittling in anyway.