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Group Captain Carol Vorderman

Old 26th Nov 2014, 15:48
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Not many know this, Beaches Hotel, Prestatyn have a Carol Vorderman suite with photos around the walls
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Old 26th Nov 2014, 16:43
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So you mean you can get to sleep with C..V...
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Old 26th Nov 2014, 16:59
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Com'on, sleeping would be a waste......
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Old 26th Nov 2014, 19:00
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20,000 plus views..... I do wonder if Group Captain Boris Johnson would draw such attention......

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Old 26th Nov 2014, 19:44
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NutLoose, Boris would have to have a bloody haircut before being allowed ANYWHERE near a Military uniform.
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 22:06
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As a former-VRT officer, now a CI, I'd like to offer a couple of points to this long, drawn out and frequently rambling discussion.

It seems to me that HQ Air cadets is finally getting into the hearts and minds arena with these appointments. It started a few years ago when they issued all the CI's with ATC-badged sports shirts and sweatshirts. Up to then, adult staff had nothing, and this lead to a whole shimmy of dress - some good some not.This simple act has given us much more of a corporate identity, and unit pride.

Now they have appointed two people who are Corps ambassadors
Anything that boosts the Corps image and standing in the wider world must be seen as a positive step, if only that it makes it that much harder for the bean counters to scrap the whole organisation as a cost saving measure.

Like the rest of the 4,000 or so ATC staff, these two people will be giving up their time to 'promote an interest in the RAF' (to paraphrase the Corps ideals). Surely that is something worth doing?

I'm sure many of you out there will have a view on this. Over to you!
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 00:00
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@Teetering Head,

Now where is the rest of that vidcap......the full length cap lol not with Chris Plummer in RIP to Susannah though the other year.

So hopefully we will see Carol at RIAT (as received email announcing the ticket sales start now) as Waddo will not be happening.

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Old 28th Nov 2014, 08:34
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So hopefully we will see Carol at RIAT
Last year she was at RIAT and Cosford, amongst other things talking to cadets and staff. Maybe that's where the idea started.

And I'll see what I can do about that Vidcap chopper, may need to consult with BEag's cardiologist first though!
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 08:46
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teeteringhead, no need thanks. I have the DVD.....
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 08:54
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It needs be considered that an appointee to an honorary position, especially in the Air Force where honorary appointments are few, is generally of one who has a profile and ethos that places them in a position of respect and has been selected to fill that position by virtue of what is hoped that individual can bring to the table.
Q-RTF-X,

An excellent post above. I only have 30+ years RAF service but absolutely agree that both Sir Chris and Carol are superb selections for honorary appointments. It would be an absolute pleasure to meet or work with either of them and in any capacity.

I would certainly have a different view if our very senior leadership were ever stupid enough to go for a 'yoof culture tattooed chimp from I'm a Dancing Chef in the Jungle celebrity land' but that's just me.
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 09:08
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tattooed chimp from I'm a Dancing Chef in the Jungle celebrity land
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 09:28
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Oh yes!! ... brilliant
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Old 30th Nov 2014, 18:50
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@Teeterhead and Beags

FOund the full length version down the page lol

http://www.pprune.org/military-aviat...32-swos-2.html

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving, and Black Friday etc etc
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Old 1st Dec 2014, 18:50
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Looks like the new gp capt wasn't far away last night

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Old 1st Dec 2014, 18:56
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Brilliant - and who is the 3*?
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 09:30
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Impressive music by Devon and Somerset Wing.

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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 09:45
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Brilliant - and who is the 3*?
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 09:55
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Thanks - good to see the competition supported at a high level. The cadets - simply excellent, and a great example of the yoof of today. They, and their parents and instructors, should be very proud.
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 13:57
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Nice to see these people giving up their time help, but what do these people actually do?


I am a little confused as to their purpose?


Don't get me wrong, I am all in favour of getting the ACO recognised..I just don't understand - are they to inspire the current cadets, encourage financial backers or recruit new Cadets.
If it's the latter, then I don't think I have see either of them in any sort of campaign.
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 15:12
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Don't get me wrong, I am all in favour of getting the ACO recognised..I just don't understand - are they to inspire the current cadets, encourage financial backers or recruit new Cadets.
If it's the latter, then I don't think I have see either of them in any sort of campaign.
I don't think she was appointed to inspire the cadets because as far as I can see, apart for a select few, it hasn't been publicised within.
My daughter has been an Air Cadet for well over three years (she's now an SNCO and very keen to join the RAF as a career) and she hasn't been made aware of Ms. Vorderman's role or even who she is.
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