I have been asked a question by two of our staff cadets. Both are 19, one due to age out at the end of the year, the other mid-way through next year. They are dating at the moment. One is a CWO, the other a Cpl. They understand completely about the rules regarding cadet association during cadet activities, to the point where no-one on the squadron has any inkling that they are going out, apart from their cadet siblings! Their question - the rules regarding relationships between cadets and staff are different and understandably so. The one who ages out at the end of the year is doing to go straight into adult staff as an NCO. So where does that leave them for the next 6 months? According to the rules, they shouldnt be in a relationship but, other than continuing to keep it very quiet, the other option is that the other cadet leaves the corp. That has been said to me, as the option of breaking up temporarily isnt one they wish to do.
Has anyone else had this on their squadrons? I cant imagine its a new problem! Any thoughts, signposting to stuff on sharepoint gratefully accepted