RAFAC Briefing ahead of Festive events

All members of The Royal Air Force Air Cadets, please take note:

Be advised that all members planning to dash through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh , going over the fields and laughing all the way are reminded to complete a Risk Assessment addressing the safety of open sleighs after ensuring appropriate qualifications are held by the sleigh driver.
This risk assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such a venture, particularly where there are multiple passengers. Please note that permission must also be obtained in writing from landowners before their fields may be entered (TOPL). To avoid offending those not participating in celebrations, we request that laughter is moderate only and not loud enough to be considered a noise nuisance (hearing protection provision should be included in the accompanying RA)

Benches, stools and orthopaedic chairs are now available for collection from WHQs by any Squadrons wishing to watch flocks at night. :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:
While provision has also been made for remote monitoring of flocks by CCTV cameras from a centrally heated shepherd observation hut and a via a live stream Teams event, all facility users are reminded that an emergency response plan must be submitted to account for known risks to the flocks.
The angel of the Lord :angel: has additionally been reminded that prior to shining his/her glory all around s/he must confirm that all persons are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to account for the harmful effects of UVA, UVB and the overwhelming effects of Glory.

Following last year’s well publicised case, everyone is reminded that RAFAC policy (ACP1) prohibits any comment with regard to the redness of any part of Mr. R. Reindeer :deer:. Further to this, exclusion of Mr. R Reindeer from reindeer games will be considered discriminatory and disciplinary action will be taken against those found guilty of this offence.

While it is acknowledged that gift-bearing :gift: is commonly practised, everyone is reminded that the bearing of gifts is subject to Hospitality Guidelines and all gifts passed to the Squadron or its CFAV Staff must be registered with your Wing Treasurer.
This applies regardless of the individual, even royal personages :crown:. It is particularly noted that direct gifts of currency or gold are permitted providing they are accompanied by a completed GiftAid form . Caution is advised regarding other common gifts, such as aromatic resins that may initiate allergic reactions – Staff are reminded to check TG23 forms as appropriate regarding known allergies prior to the sharing of gifts.

Finally, in the recent case of the infant found tucked up in a manger without any crib for a bed, Wing CP Officer has prepared a briefing and quick reference guide and poster to be displayed at unit which will be made available via a team meeting (invites sent out to all RAFAC inboxes) and there will be random unannounced spot checks to ensure units are applying ACP4 accordingly.

Compliance of these guidelines is advised in order for you to fully participate with the festive spirit.


Admin Risk Management Team


But nothing on trees?

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Bravo. Bravo.

Dont forget the 24 page med plan and AED location plot.

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Hmm wonder if my COVID RA will cover this…

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Sorry the sleigh flight is paused pending assurance by 2FTS


Should of kept that… Made me chuckle


Can somebody check the cowlings have been removed from the sleigh before flight?


Dear God. …
Has anyone checked if the elves have completed their mandatory training in security or prevent…

Really super important :man_facepalming:

If not get them suspended ASAP.

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Did you just assume their gender?


Also… this sounds like a teir 1 media event.
Hope that HQAC has obtained permission from 22gp for such a high level event.

Rekon ministerial involvement is a given.

Better get those forms out for an MP visit.

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Given the dates, do we need to run this by our RC with a who, what, why, when, how statement?


I’ve heard a rumour it’s deemed to dangerous in some regions and been binned, so Christmas is cancelled.

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Put it back. It just didn’t really flow from the OP, as I realised he was following the rules for MT not flying :grinning:

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Indeed, as it has now been proven that only female reindeer have antlers during the festive period. R Reindeer has chosen the pronoun She Her and wishes to be called Renata.

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And words

3 elves are suspended as they haven’t returned their 3822a. The rest can’t get their mandatory climatic injuries training to save on Ultilearn.


Does anyone know which style of Wings will be awarded for those who qualify???


Doesn’t matter, they’ll still have to private purchase them on Ripoff Direct

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I’m trying to find the correct accident form, when no undoubtedly one of the reminders dumps all over someone’s lawn…

Is that a RIDDOR event?