There is also the theory that allows the RAF to have its centenary and look to reform the RAF as an "airborne regiment", given the downsizing and the fact that so much in terms of air defence is tripartite that do you need a dedicated Air Force. In my RAFA branch there has been a lot of disquiet since the RAF corporate branding exercise and many of the members see ex-senior officers coming in as head office wallahs on a nice little number.
If this happened it would be easier to go down the 'purple' cadet force route suggested in DYER and maybe have a coherent cadet force, rather than 3 groups all trying to do their own thing, all trying to "urinate up the wall" higher than the others.
There has for years been talk of cutting the number of units to cut costs and this would make perfect sense, as rather than an ATC, ACF and SCC (although they don't cost per se) unit in a town/borough/district, you have one cadet forces unit, getting the best of all 3. You would also lose the cost in the ATC of RCs, ARCs and most if not all the HQAC staff. Kerching for the defence budget.
Although I'm out of this little re-badging game, it is just another change that they haven't been able to get right and becomes a recurring distraction.