RAF Air Cadets Mission Directive 2019


#41

I am just a CFAV… a scout leader with a smarter uniform…

Which makes me ask why CFAVs with no regular service get married in No1s… have you ever seen a scout leader get married in their neckerchief?


#42

Shall we get back to the Mission Directive? :wink:


#43

i would guess the same reason CFAVs turn up to a CFAV’s funeral in No1s…

because they can…


#44

As blunt as is sounds, that is all we have ever been…


#45

Sorry, but if you as a officer in the air cadets was giving it the big I am about being in ‘the reserves’ you’re no different to a Walt.


#46

Did I say that?
DId I ?
I have never ever done anything like that!

guess what, you have lit the blue touch paper there


#47

Let’s just quench that smouldering blue paper right now…


#48

I used to be very specific when I either told people or if people asked.

I would say “I am commissioned into the Volunteer Reserves, training branch and my role within that Is to run an Air Cadet Sqn”.
Only truth and no walting.
Furthermore I would very happy to explain what the remit of the org was as it often led to more recruits etc.

Now I say I hold a Cadet Forces Commission and my role is to run an Air Cadet Sqn.
Again only truth and no walting.

But I agree, anyone who said “yeah mate I’m in the reserves and all” is an idiot.

Say it like it is and be proud of it.
(Doesn’t mean I don’t miss the VR(T) though)


#49

Is “i am a volunteer in the Air Cadets” not good enough?

If i walked into an officers mess and i got questioned (which does happen) about what i do, saying i am an Air Cadet instructor normally elicits a conversation and normally gets an invite to visit wherever they work with the cadets.

I get the feeling that responding with “i hold a Cadet Forces Commission and my role is to run an Air Cadet Sqn” would see me sitting billy no mates in the corner.


#50

You’re being a bit picky.
Obviously NOT in military circles where it is usually known what cadets are!

For example in an interview or if a work colleague asks or someone who doesn’t work in the military.

Really feels like you have to spell things out in chapter and verse with legal backing on here.

I hold a Commision.
Done


#51

“I work with the Air Cadets” usually does it for me.

I don’t hold a commission of any sort, but I do not expect that my response to questions would differ if I did.
Nuance and detail would only creep in if the conversation became more involved for whatever reason.


#52

I was an RAF VR(T) officer and was proud of it and what I did and in all my years commissioned the only people who referred to me as a RAF officer or Reserve Officer was RAF personnel usually senior officers who were passing off some crappy job they didn’t want to to do


#53

corrected (in bold) for response to questioning


#54

TBF, if you find me on an RAF station, I’ve been voluntold to be there! :wink:


#55

Forced to travel to a station?

Work = Force x Distance :wink:


#56

Liar. You’d still refuse.


#57

To quote you…

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:wink:


#58

The annual HQ RAFAC “Aviation Customer Executive Board” was held on Weds at Cranwell, so I would expect an update via respective WAvnO in the near future.

So, hopefully we are part of the “customer” base… :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#59

Can someone post any update on here, seeing as our WAvO isn’t particularly forthcoming with any info ever.


#60

Remember, information is power. Don’t devolve that information you retain the upper hand therefore power.