Old 23rd Aug 2013, 10:11
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Easy Street
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Isn't it great to see an Air Officer who is not:-
a. A pilot
You must have missed the numerous navigators (including the current VCDS), countless engineers, doctors and even the occasional padre. I agree that it is good to see 'the best person for the job' appointed, regardless of branch.

b. A male
Agreed. There is also another female 1* who I suspect has a chance of further advancement - a fighter controller before you ask!

c. A graduate
I don't see that as a good thing or a bad thing. It's just a thing, not worthy of the tag 'great'. The Army and Navy stuff their starred ranks with graduates precisely because they are adept at negotiating the 'old school tie' network, which (like it or not) is how much of the real business gets done in the murky world of Whitehall....

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