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Old 8th Apr 2021, 12:31
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I canít be bothered to re-read the post by some utter turkey above have a tantrum about if this or FB is the place to discus.
if the system you have isnít working then... of course it is.
From the CAS down to the Sqn LAC you answer to the taxpayer, who pays for your shiny kit.
The intermediary here is the government who get asked the interesting questions by tax payer.
You are training people to fight, itís a good idea to be efficient and effective with that training. It doesnít read like that is happening at all, and those that now resort to Ďwhistle blowingí donít want the system to fail, really.
This is why the head of the RAF needs to be a civilian. Not someone who makes Xmas videos.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 19:51
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"Not someone who makes Xmas videos."
Harsh, but fair. Though think his heart is in the right place.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 20:14
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"This is why the head of the RAF needs to be a civilian"

May your God help us if this ever comes to pass.......

I would retire immediately........

Oops, I have retired already - thankfully..............
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 20:28
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Originally Posted by ex-fast-jets View Post
"This is why the head of the RAF needs to be a civilian"

May your God help us if this ever comes to pass.......

I would retire immediately........

Oops, I have retired already - thankfully..............
The heretofore mentioned civilian head of the RAF could be ex-RAF. Would that really be so bad?
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 21:12
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Originally Posted by Ewan Whosearmy View Post
The heretofore mentioned civilian head of the RAF could be ex-RAF. Would that really be so bad?
What has CAS done? Has he been at the training units to find out for himself? Or has he sat in his office and sent the bottom feeders out?
Can I ask the prune where the members think Leadership stops and arrogance takes over?
Having heard of an unfortunate interaction at Lossiemouth last week, I would say leadership and common sense go no higher than Flt Lt now, and above that stupidity and arrogance excel.
a civilian at the to cannot be any worse than what presently exists.

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Old 8th Apr 2021, 21:15
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"The heretofore mentioned civilian head of the RAF could be ex-RAF. Would that really be so bad?
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Perhaps the Secretary of State for defence could be a serving Officer of any service. CDS Perhaps?
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 21:22
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Originally Posted by cynicalint View Post
"The heretofore mentioned civilian head of the RAF could be ex-RAF. Would that really be so bad?
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Perhaps the Secretary of State for defence could be a serving Officer of any service. CDS Perhaps?
Good point, should it be law? If an when Labour get in they may well struggle.
I think an experienced CEO would easily manage the RAF, finance acumen and real world experience are met. Not driving a mower through the Mess, like we did in Lasrbruch.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 21:46
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Having heard of an unfortunate interaction at Lossiemouth last week, I would say leadership and common sense go no higher than Flt Lt now, and above that stupidity and arrogance excel.

Oh do tell. We're all ears.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 17:01
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Currently reading this

Tales From the Headquarters: A year at RAF Cranwell

Seems nothing has changed just the prices keep going up, and people just want to keep ticking pre-promotion boxes.
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