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Group Captain Carol Vorderman

Old 3rd Dec 2014, 16:00
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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.
She will be Shy, have no doubt. The announcement was only formally made on (I think) 20th November, and her (CV's) programme is in its very early stages.

She is keen to do lots and I'm sure she will.

It's been all over Air Cadet websites and social meeja, and promulgated down the Chain of Command. But you can never guarantee info being passed on .......

Did she know about Chris Hoy?
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 18:01
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Having viewed this weeks Sun newspaper I would like to propose that Madonna be offered a similar position. The position she has assumed on the pages of the Sun leads me to believe she would be perfect for the job.
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 18:21
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You have a good point there.

Madonna has two good points.
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 18:30
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Madonna be offered a similar position.
Any position with Madonna will be ok by me
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 18:45
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But you can never guarantee info being passed on .......

Did she know about Chris Hoy?
True, it might be a local issue. I just asked her about Chris Hoy. She had little idea about who he is.
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 19:28
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Kids eh!
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 20:31
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I meant local as in unit level... she's a bright enough kid.
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 20:58
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Most, if not all, here will disagree. But I don't think it's appropriate. But there we are
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 12:26
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Ok Jindabyne, Who would you propose for the role, or if you consider using a 'celebrity' to do this is not 'appropriate', how would you get a similar amount of publicity for the Air Cadets for the same expenditure?
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 22:02
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How about Nigel Lamb? Red Bull air race winner and Rhodesian Air Force pilot.

Nigel Lamb | Red Bull Air Race

Or is it the fact that good old Carol is on telly sufficient enough to gain her Gp Capt's rank?
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 23:19
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Posted by Training Risky

How about Nigel Lamb? Red Bull air race winner and Rhodesian Air Force
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Well, there we have it. Earlier posts have shown that there are those who do not know of either Chris Hoy or Carol Vorderman which I found unusual. I now realise that it is not unusual because I have to confess that I have never heard of Nigel Lamb. If the plan is to get as much publicity as possible for the cadets then I think Hoy and Vorderman will prove more valuable.
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 23:41
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If the plan is to get as much publicity as possible for the cadets then I think Hoy and Vorderman will prove more valuable.
Agreed. If good publicity is all the ACO is after, then Carol is an appropriate choice. But they shouldn't pretend that it has anything to do with her maths degree and her PPL...it's all about the public profile.
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 23:55
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greed. If good publicity is all the ACO is after, then Carol is an appropriate choice. But they shouldn't pretend that it has anything to do with her maths degree and her PPL...it's all about the public profile.
Its about the sum of all three. There are plenty of people with either the first two or last two.
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Old 6th Dec 2014, 00:34
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Ha ha...I'm not sure if the first word of your quote of my post is meant to be ironic and indicative of the MOD's approach to PR spin!
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 17:27
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And she appears to be taking it seriously too. At Halton, she was "practicing saluting" and seeking advice on how much (how little?) slap was appropriate with uniform.

My spies tell me she wants to learn drill too! Cue VERY long line of willing DIs....!!
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 17:54
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Mechta,

OK. After studying her profile in more detail, I'll happily withdraw my 'inappropriate' observation: reinforced by an old colleague who once shared a dinner occasion with her. I guess my remark was fuelled by an increasing disregard for 'celebrity status' in our society. Brought on by increasing age - which I enjoy!!
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 19:02
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Training Risky, No, that was a genuine error on my part due to Ppruning when I should have been tucked up in bed. As you say it could be apt.

Jindabyne, No problem. What impressed me about Carol Vorderman is despite fame and evident intellect she doesn't take herself too seriously. To quote her on a talk show, "Google 'mutton dressed up as lamb' and the top ten links are about me".
I wasn't so impressed by her promoting a high interest loans company a while back; but we all have to eat, and only she and her bank know the state of her own bank balance at the time.
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 10:38
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Gp Capt Vorderman in moral boosting visit.....

Carol Vorderman jets into Dundee to help fundraising efforts - Dundee / Local / News / The Courier
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 13:00
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Thumbs up

And a very humble thumbs up to Rebecca. An inspirational young lady.
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Rebecca has now raised close to 15 K for the hospice and going strong.

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