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Old 1st Jun 2021, 09:17
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For those with a little more than an hour to spare, here's a suggestion that the so-called Diversity Chief is only about 90 years behind the curve:


It's a long way from the days when the Second Sea Lord's response to a request from a Service minister for details of how many non white serving personnel there were was to the effect that "We don't keep any such records, we don't need to, and we don't intend to".

Additionally, and looking at Alan West's comments in the Mail, it's interesting to recall that he was very prominent in making the case for integrating the WRNS into the Royal Navy.

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Old 1st Jun 2021, 10:09
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Here is one, Diversity Chief


c. 1300, "head, leader, captain; the principal or most important part of anything;" from Old French chief "leader, ruler, head" of something, "capital city" (10c., Modern French chef), from Vulgar Latin *capum, from Latin caput "head," also "leader, chief person; summit; capital city" (from PIE root *kaput- "head"). Meaning "head of a clan" is from 1570s; later extended to headmen of Native American tribes (by 1713; William Penn, 1680s, called them kings). Commander-in-chief is attested from 1660s.
As the head of the Indian tribes and Clans were normally male and French leaders as in Kings were always Male, surely by using that title she is in herself failing to be Diverse!


https://www.etymonline.com/word/chief
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 10:15
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I had every sympathy with women who object to everything, every-time , everywhere , whether appropriate or not. Until I walked away of course. Bliss.
So you've yet to meet a man who objects to everything, every time, everywhere? Lucky you..
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 11:03
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There is an apocryphal story that when homosexuality was first accepted in the armed forces a senior naval officer was asked at a press conference how he felt about this change in policy. Allegedly, his response was "Fine, as long as they don't make it compulsory"!
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 11:48
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 12:06
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Bring back the veggie patch.

Many years ago I used to deal a lot with a big national telecommunications company. Over the years I eventually found out why sometimes things would get done and other times things would take forever - they had an ecosystem within their organisation called the "veggie patch" where all the not-so-useful and not-so-effective people would be sent. Best of all it was already brimming with diversity.

I've since concluded every big organisation needs a veggie patch. It also ticks a box.
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 13:21
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The old ones are always the best.
On the other hand, as he was a fish head, I'm surprised he didn't say 'What's new?".
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 14:04
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The MoD told the publication: 'We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.'
I would rather they were committed to creating a seriously unwelcoming and exclusive environment where our enemies are concerned.

I am reminded of the tale during the 39-45 unpleasantness when a bowler hatted gent walking down Whitehall was asked 'Which side is the War Office on?', and replied 'Ours, I hope.'

I somehow managed in 9 years of service to avoid my name appearing on a Form 252. My language at the time, if overheard nowadays would clearly have resulted in a plethora. Eheu fugaces labuntur anni
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 14:46
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Take a Chill Pill

It doesnít take much to get you lot all riled up does it?!

I think the outrage has gone on long enough.

Iím a serving Officer and it doesnít bother me one bit. I agree itís not the best way to spend the money (it may be pro rata and her work may be done in a few months). If it makes a few people happy then so be it. It will not change our fighting effectiveness for the worse so, for the sake of your blood pressure just let it slide and find something else to twist your knickers.

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Old 1st Jun 2021, 15:08
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
It doesnít take much to get you lot all riled up does it?!

I think the outrage has gone on long enough.

Iím a serving Officer and it doesnít bother me one bit. I agree itís not the best way to spend the money (it may be pro rata and her work may be done in a few months). If it makes a few people happy then so be it. It will not change our fighting effectiveness for the worse so, for the sake of your blood pressure just let it slide and find something else to twist your knickers.

BV
I agree Bob. Iím aircrew and have been in just short of 35 years. Things have changed for the better but what definitely hasnít changed is our ethos.

Weirdly, as the RAF got more ďwokeĒ I and my colleagues ended up deploying on more and more operations.

A damn sight more fighting-focused than the Cold War days, of which I was also a part.

But hey, what do I know.
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 15:19
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PBA Target....perhaps the alternative strategy being utilized by the RAF is shrinking the force size to equalize the shortage of recruits rather than growing the numbers of recruits to meet the existing force structure.
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 15:26
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Rule number one, no poofters.

( am I still allowed to quote from a the sketch on Monty Python where this first appeared many decades ago)
Yes, of course.
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 15:38
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
PBA Target....perhaps the alternative strategy being utilized by the RAF is shrinking the force size to equalize the shortage of recruits rather than growing the numbers of recruits to meet the existing force structure.
I mean, the recent review mad a big deal about army cuts not being cuts because the army hasn't been that size for a decade, so you're not wrong sasless. Does seem to be perhaps not quite the right approach however, although eventually the UK military will trend to a single mainframe AI with no personnel. If we're lucky we'll have some drones to go with the AI!
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 15:47
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Originally Posted by Thaihawk View Post
Rule number one, no poofters.

( am I still allowed to quote from a the sketch on Monty Python where this first appeared many decades ago)
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 16:30
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Oh Gawd ! Don't tell this bloke . . .


And the rough version . . .


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Old 1st Jun 2021, 16:37
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
It doesnít take much to get you lot all riled up does it?!

I think the outrage has gone on long enough.

Iím a serving Officer and it doesnít bother me one bit. I agree itís not the best way to spend the money (it may be pro rata and her work may be done in a few months). If it makes a few people happy then so be it. It will not change our fighting effectiveness for the worse so, for the sake of your blood pressure just let it slide and find something else to twist your knickers.

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Bob,
I am sure that you can see that there is also humour running through this thread. 'Back in the day' there were some behaviours that were inappropriate and out of order but some of what was said that today would be verboten was intended in good humour and was accepted as such. What we must never lose sight of is that we must always be able to criticise justifiably any poor performance and not be threatened with action due to the individual being from a 'diverse' background; I have seen this happen. The bottom line is that everyone deserves due respect and appropriate and fair interaction with others, irrespective of any 'group' within which they fall.

To quote from one of the greatest influences upon the English language, Monty Python's 'Life of Brian': "It's not so much the ability to have babies, Reg, it's the right to have babies"
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 16:53
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
It doesnít take much to get you lot all riled up does it?!

I think the outrage has gone on long enough.

Iím a serving Officer and it doesnít bother me one bit. I agree itís not the best way to spend the money (it may be pro rata and her work may be done in a few months). If it makes a few people happy then so be it. It will not change our fighting effectiveness for the worse so, for the sake of your blood pressure just let it slide and find something else to twist your knickers.

BV

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Old 1st Jun 2021, 16:57
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You're right. I agree that we shouldn't try to put a stop to the humour that has been the glue that holds us all together.

I suspect, though, that this review will come and go and life will carry on which is why I, for one, will not waste any more time worrying about it.

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Old 1st Jun 2021, 17:04
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Not to worry chaps.

Dr Micro penis has granted me pre-publication access to the new MOD 101 Equality course content . . and it goes like this . . .


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Old 1st Jun 2021, 17:14
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Every time literally anything changes in the RAF:

Serving personnel: ok whatever

Veterans (who are 100% unaffected): THIS IS AN OUTRAGE THE END OF THE RAF WAY TOO PC NOW AINT MY RAF.
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