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Old 17th Jan 2017, 10:22
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RAF Strategy

RAF Strategy has been posted on their website.
RAF - RAF Strategy


http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafi...A5A1362C13.pdf


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Old 17th Jan 2017, 12:36
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They missed a bit

It should read "Delivering a World-Class Air Force...... at 3rd rate levels"
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 12:47
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Almost cringeworthy and embarrassing to read.

Just like the trite rubbish that the corporate world puts out these days - just a bunch of nursery school graphics and buzzwords loosely linked together............. for delivery to an uninformed (and largely uncaring) target audience.

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Old 17th Jan 2017, 13:03
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I work in corporate these days, and I see meaningless BS strategy presentations like that on a weekly basis, the diversity and inclusion statement is a classic - "diverse organizations make the best decisions" - err, any actual evidence for that bold statement RAF, or is it just a nod to political correctness ?

Of more interest, can anyone clue me in on the new helmet design on slide 29, what are all those "nodules" ?
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They're part of the Helmet Mounted Sighting System (HMSS). Or, he overdid the hair restorer....
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Must have cost half of this years budget! What a load of tosh!👿👿👿👿👿
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 13:51
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I have to disagree. I was involved in drafting the previous strategy and it is linked to getting resources. The difference that this is a strategy for growth, not managed decline. For the first time since WWII, the RAF is growing in numbers of personnel and aircraft: that needs a strategy to ensure we have SQEP, the kit and the operating space. This growth won't happen by itself if we are to avoid (further) inefficiencies, delays and loss of operational capability. I may be old and smell of wee, but this is a good peice of work, clearly articulating priorities.
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I think it is not so much the strategy itself that is receiving scorn, but the way in which it is presented which, frankly, is pants.
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 14:26
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Okay, so how would you have it presented Martin?

Service Paper format is unlikely to be widely read. It needs to be attractive enough that people will skim through it and get the core message - growth, predicated on efficiency (whether or not you agree with it).
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 14:39
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The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men,
He marched them up the capability hill,
And he marched them down again.

And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down.


That about sums up RAF Strategy post WW2
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 14:59
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Whenurhappy, I agree with you. Actually the document is largely fee of biz-speak corporate wanquewords (no 'overarching', 'imagineering', 'blue water thinking' or similar guff) and is quite readable.

It would be nice if
Regain control of our estate and restore our reputation for owning good infrastructure
were to include Heaven in Devon though...
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 15:07
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How many if those who criticise the strategy have actually bothered to read it?

We lost the infrastructure lead when our supine Admin Sec branch actively gave it away - and the fact that there were no professionally trained officers. (civil engineers, chartered surveyors and the like)

Membership of the Institute of Facilities Management doesn't count...
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 15:49
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Guilty, I have not bothered to read the link for the simple reason that I judge the RAF on its results and unless one is highly optimistic about the future or on prozac the past 20 years reveals an organisation in decline.

Strategy is useless if Senior Officers lack the Balls and resources to deliver it. Bader had the courage or arrogance to declare his Sqn non operational in 1940 how many of today's Sqn Commanders would deliver that kind of news to Group?
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Originally Posted by Whenurhappy View Post
..... For the first time since WWII, the RAF is growing in numbers of personnel and aircraft: that needs a strategy to ensure we have SQEP, the kit and the operating space. This growth won't happen by itself if we are to avoid (further) inefficiencies, delays and loss of operational capability......
So what have you done to retain those SQEP ?
And how does the ever declining perks / expenses, the introduction of AFPS16, NEM and a pay cut for Armourers restrict the PVR rate ?
In their stats on manpower levels, do the trade sponsors see any difference between a LAC straight out of school and a fully productive and valuable SQEP ?
Thanks to NEM and AFPS16, what incentive do these young LACs have to stay in past their 9 year point?
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 17:27
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As a document I think its actually very good. And well done SAC Berry for the MBE.
Where's the Navy's comparable document anyone, Bueler?
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 17:38
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I felt it said nothing about everything.
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Retired crusties knock the current RAF on pruuuuune. I'm shocked
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We aim to please.... But to be honest, when we have to reach out to borrow other Countries capabilities for the likes of MRA as an Island Nation, something is seriously wrong with the grand plan.
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 18:59
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On page 5 of the document can someone tell me what the weapons actually are and what they do? I'm guessing L to R Asraam, Brimstone, Some sort of air to ground missile, a [email protected] guided bemb, and another guided weapon. Very impressive.
People have to remember these sort of documents are really aimed (pardon the pun) at people who know even less than me, and they are out there.

Though they might have included a picture of the inbound new MRA, but lets face it, its a little embarrassing to some people of power.
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ASRAAM, Brimstone, Drop tank, PWIV, Meteor.
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