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Old 10th Nov 2017, 00:21
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MAFL

Hi folk,
Just for comedy value I would really like to get myself a copy of that beast of a book called MAFL.
Anybody want to sell one to me - or were they all confiscated and shredded?

Please PM me if you have such a thing.

Perhaps it's available as a PDF somewhere? Again, please let me know if you know of a source.

Did anybody ever actually count those buttons?
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 11:42
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 14:01
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Hmm, scribbly Promex B required closed book knowledge of MAFL, QR and the 4 volume loose leaf scribbly manual - AP 3392? On return to the fold I set myself a 2 year deadline to pass, and I did manage it. Ridiculous really, as you would never deal with a real life issue without consulting the books.
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 14:52
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Ah - the joys of being issued a copy of MAFL and/or QRs by AP&FS - with a squillion ALs to be incorporated...

At The Towers, one MAFL amendment I was given required R.A.F. to be amended to RAF throughout the entire $odding Manual. How the **** do you delete a full stop without making it look ridiculous - snopake wasn't much better.
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 22:11
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The accused then threw down his rifle saying, "I shall no longer serve for you", or words to that effect...
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Old 11th Nov 2017, 01:42
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I just remember having to run from block to gym to class to class and block to class, class to block etc, both on AAITC and RAFC IOT, with both copies of MAFL and QRs in the blue holdall, whether they were used in studies or not, cursing the weight of them!
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Old 11th Nov 2017, 06:03
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Hmm, scribbly Promex B required closed book knowledge of MAFL, QR and the 4 volume loose leaf scribbly manual
I thought Promex 'B' was the old exam for promotion to Flt.Lt., which thankfully was scrapped in the mid 60's. I knew one Pilot who had steadfastly failed it ,becoming the only Fg.Offr. Comet Captain, before the change.
Promex "C" ( prerequisite for Squadron Leader) was part of the rite of passage, along with ISS and the JC & SS ( et seq) "ticks in boxes" for rising Junior Officers aspiring to join the Service aristocracy.
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The 'B' exam for promotion to Flt Lt was officially scrapped in May 1972. Thereafter, those who had not passed the exam but were 'time served' were promoted to the common seniority date of 8 May 72. Hence for many years afterwards the Air Force List contained lots of '8 of May Flt Lts'.

The reason for some 'closed book' questions was actually to test ones general understanding of the principles, rather than to deal with a precise case which, as said, would never take place in real life.

I used to enjoy some of the case studies in MAFL: 'R versus Buggins' etc. The best one for me was 'R versus oldduffer' where an airman procured a woman to have sexual intercourse with him on the premise that it would help to improve her breathing!!

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Old 11th Nov 2017, 06:54
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The best one for me was 'R versus old duffer' where an airman procured a woman to have sexual intercourse with him on the premise that it would help to improve her breathing!!
I remember that one well..... "False pretences" IIRC being a key phrase.
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Old 11th Nov 2017, 09:17
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"Proud to have passed the B Exam"

Curiously, during IOT at Feltwell, I found MAFL an easy subject. Perhaps my brain was just wired that way? Anyway, I was sufficiently good at finding things in the index, and cross-referencing, and all that stuff that my Flt Cdr occasionally directed other cadets to see me for a bit of assistance.

Did I miss a more lucrative career in the Legal profession?
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Old 11th Nov 2017, 13:13
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One of my first tasks at my first station after training in 1961 was amending QRs and the MAFL. One thing I remember vividly was that a Marshal of the RAF was paid just over 5,000 per annum - that's 100 a week, an unimaginable sum to me, a lowly LAC on less that 5 percent of that.
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