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Re-introduction of Commissioning opportunities for NCA

Old 5th Dec 2009, 20:29
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Old 6th Dec 2009, 07:19
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Flat -rated said,

Remarkably, he then said that even if you were to come last on this selection board, you may still be the only guy to be offered a commissioned job ??
And it appears that the only CWOS offer was to a Loadie (not taking anything from his achievement - well done) but does it follow that there was never an AEO position available. If so it makes a bit of a mockery of getting the guys to OASC just to jump through a pointless hoop.
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Old 6th Dec 2009, 15:22
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Flat -rated said,



And it appears that the only CWOS offer was to a Loadie (not taking anything from his achievement - well done) but does it follow that there was never an AEO position available. If so it makes a bit of a mockery of getting the guys to OASC just to jump through a pointless hoop.
Not for one minute saying it was the case but it could simply be that none of the AEOP's were up to the mark
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Old 6th Dec 2009, 16:52
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Guys,
be carefull what you say on here, because even last Friday, the Sqn Boss could not get a straight answer out of manning. It would be unfair for all the guys waiting for news to hear through the grapevine.
Also the Sgt WSOp from Waddo who has been selected for PC, applied for and was selected for Pilot last year, only to discover he was too long in the leg. He then applied for and deservedly was selected for PC from this competition, unlike the two Cranwell cadets.
The grapevine suggests that the ALM has been offered CWOS, and that he has been openly discussing the fact that he has been selected for quite a few weeks. This all fits together nicely, as at the very outset of this process, it was suggested from a number of extremely reputable sources that only an ALM would be offered a CWOS slot.
I do not personally know the ALM concerned, but I wish him well. It will be interesting to see if he simply changes rank and remains in post flying? It was stated by manning that anyone selected for CWOS would be doing a shi$%y desk job for the rest of their career?
Hopefully their will be some actual news this week - good luck to all!!
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Old 6th Dec 2009, 19:00
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Sorry SFFP I can't agree with that train of thought.

All the CWOS candidates were pre-boarded via a vigorous sifting process. I cannot think that a bunch of high calibre Masters went through that then were deemed to be a load of no-hopers by OASC.
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Old 6th Dec 2009, 19:14
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Originally Posted by PFMG View Post
Sorry SFFP I can't agree with that train of thought.

All the CWOS candidates were pre-boarded via a vigorous sifting process. I cannot think that a bunch of high calibre Masters went through that then were deemed to be a load of no-hopers by OASC.
Next time you are at work have a look around you and ask yourself that question again. There is no rhyme nor reason at times as to how the selection process works and in this case it could be that all the AEop candidates were simply not good enough.

If you work on the premise that it's not a numbers game then there really can be no other conclusion
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 07:27
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If you work on the premise that it's not a numbers game then there really can be no other conclusion
Ahh. My point exactly
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 08:09
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Perhaps you should obey the 1st rule of holes.......
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 15:36
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CWOS aside, Why would we want more AEOs/TACCOS? There are already more than we can shake a stick at, and with limited platforms for them to work on, how can they be justified?
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