I am afraid you are missing the point and clearly have your own prejudices against the VR(T).
It is not about status. It is about:
- The potential consequences and fallout affecting all involved with the ACO.
- Potential legal consequences affecting ALL staff now. One good thing about this is that is something goes wrong, the non-commissioned will get shafted too so no longer can they simply say...it is a matter for the officers......
- the whole way this has been dealt with.
- The potneial knock on effect in our ability to use service facilities, weapons blah, blah!
- and so much more beyond.....
The problem is that non-commissioned seem to think this is all about status and I am pretty shocked at some of the comments I have seen in various places. It is almost as if gloating is turning into a lynch mob, celebrating that those disgusting officers and other Aristo's are finally getting their comeuppance..... Try to remember that for every crap officer, there are 10 or 20 good, decent ones.
And the whole spin is frankly disgusting and an insult to intelligence!
Furthermore, if it was just about service complaints, in the same way as they changed the law (under the radar and with very little publicity) they could have easily changed the legislation relating to that instead.
Oh and as for some of the other comments about not being able to fully express feelings and being ordered to say nothing. We are NOT a military organisation anymore. Say what you want to whoever you want. We are air scouts...... no more military etiquette need apply.