Although no one is saying we should no longer be vigilant, does this have any real impact on how we behave??
i mean this “we” as both the public and as members of the RAFAC.
The public should remain vigilant, fine I am happy with that i can’t imagine a time when we can happily ignore abandoned bags on a platform etc
as members of the RAFAC? - well i wear uniform to/from Squadron and events, I do not “cover up” so not sure how I can be “louder” in showing my uniform.
I know some Units ban Cadets and Staff from wearing uniform as an outer layer (ie required to wear a civilian jacket over uniform to/from duty) which is down to local conditions rather than that of the threat level.
does this mean we don’t need to submit PMEs anymore?
i appreciate that - but what you say in the rest of your post indicates it is a change in name only for the majority. behavior of the general public and those wearing a uniform shouldn’t need to change
Unless you are being given specific terrorism related advice, which you don’t appear to be the change isn’t going to affect you. If however you are in an area with a cover up policy for example, things might change, if someone in the Chain of Command has the balls to change things. (And if the cover up policy was related to the threat level in the first place.)
and as the RAFAC in the past I have “covered up” with a civilian jacket, and avoid unnecessary public appearances in uniform (specifically when travelling to/from duty). Most notably after 9/11 New York and 7/11 London.
so i wonder, how does the RAFAC react to a reduced level beyond what is already a “business as usual” state?
Edit: opps, yes well pointed out Oldnewbie, should be 7/7 in London, not thinking when i was typing clearly!
Does this make any difference, nah.
Does anyone in the general population really care, nah.
Will anyone notice anything different, nah.
if something happens it’ll happen and there is sod all we as Joe Public can do about it. Any attack will be invariably be random affecting people going about their day to day, not targeted in any way, such is the nature of terrorism.