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Group Captain Carol Vorderman

Old 20th Nov 2014, 17:58
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Group Captain Carol Vorderman

High flyer Carol Vorderman honoured by RAF - Telegraph

'Honorary Ambassador' for the Air Training Corps.

To be fair she isn't too bad in the uniform.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 18:44
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Well now I'm torn. I can't deny she wears it well, very well in fact. But I wasn't aware that looking good in a uniform was the sole prerequisite for making it to gp capt.

But she does look very very good in it, and in the right circumstances I'd happily call her Ma'am.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:00
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Notice the pictures stopped at the knees and unless she has kankles she cannot be a real WRAF!

LJ

PS. yes, before everyone starts, I know the WRAF doesn't exist anymore!
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:08
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Yeah but you still would, eh Leon?
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:15
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Yep - very much still in the envelope!

Actually quite an interesting article and good for her, supporting her chosen causes.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:17
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:27
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Just noticed a similar thread started by camelspyder. Better photos for you LJ courtesy of the Daily Mail - including some ankle porn if thats what floats your boat...
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:31
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Boat well and truly floated, thank you!



I hope she was hoping to fly the aircraft behind her, though!!!

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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:32
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So she has severed one link with the RAF (an ex ex so to speak), and formed another!
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:59
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When I met Carol earlier this year at Sywell, she was absolutely delightful. Very natural, no meeja-luvvy nonsense and she immediately agreed to meet the Spirit of Goole 'Build a Plane' http://www.thespiritofgoole.co.uk/ youngsters who were next to our pavilion.

She is a real champion for youngsters wanting to fly; Gp Capt Vorderman MBE will be of huge benefit to the Air Cadet organisation and I wish her well.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 22:54
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Had the pleasure of standing a few feet from her at Waddo in 2011, when she was chatting / interviewing the first female pilot of the Thunderbirds.

I found her very pleasant, warm, and very good looking (albeit even moreso in uniform lol ) and down to earth.

Congratulations again and good luck in representing/promoting the ACO.

Cheers
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 01:54
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An engineer, a scary smart mathematician, an appreciator of things that fly... and pretty damn foxy looking as well - especially in that uniform M'am.
What more could a chap ask for...
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 03:43
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If she's an engineer, maybe she can fix the problems with the Vigilant fleet (assuming they're still grounded).
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 03:56
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Vigilant.
Ahhh - I see.... you're not missing an `e' after all.
Small light trainer, not large American bomber...
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It's the motor glider she's standing in front of in the photo at #8.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 05:59
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Why the medal ribbon?
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 06:04
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Carol Vodernman MBE
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Very well said
If I take aside the fact I have had a crush on Carol Vorderman for thirty years she is alway in the media and so will have plenty of opportunity to mention or promote the ATC, or will be mingling with people who have influence.
It's often a case of who you know rather than what you know when fund raising or promoting an organisation.

Well done to her.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 08:35
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I have no doubt that CV and indeed all VR(T) 'officers' do a power of good for the future generations, but I cannot help but think that this is closer to fancy dress than a serious uniform. An opinion fuelled to a great degree by an ex Army Sgt becoming an ATC Adult Sgt now employed full time as a TEST Sqn Ldr without ever crossing the threshold of OASC or passing through Plt Off > Flt Lt.

Should bone fide servicemen really have to treat these people with "Yes Sir - No Ma'am" and the usual protocols associated eith Commisioned Rank?

I reckon its time that a variation of rank badge was introduced so that you know exactly what person you are talking to. I have no sympathy with the RAFP as an organisation, but I once witnessed a VR(T) Flt Lt (w) chastising an RAF Policeman on the gate in NI for not saluting her. At that time no saluting occured on that gate, and she had been on unit for a day or so on an annual camp, and was wearing an unbuttoned DPM jacket over blues!

Before you all jump to attack, just remember that the opinionated Sqn Ldr at the bar may have no military experience whatsoever, yet has the confidence to throw his gifted rank around. It is going to be a brave JO who takes him around the back of the Mess for a horoscope reading.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 08:57
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Before you all jump to attack, just remember that the opinionated Sqn Ldr at the bar may have no military experience whatsoever, yet has the confidence to throw his gifted rank around. It is going to be a brave JO who takes him around the back of the Mess for a horoscope reading.
It would also be a very stupid JO who took such an ungentlemanly course of action.

By the way, have you never heard of 'Honorary appointments'?
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