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Old 24th Aug 2022, 09:15
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What with all the posts about Wigston's wokery, the pause in recruiting white guys and the farce of the Red Arrows I'm amazed no one's joined the dots and made the connection. Just as the BBC pointed out about the Lionesses, the Reds really should be called the Whites - distinct lack of diversity! No women, no people of colour, no LGBTQ+, no one with special needs - c'mon RAFAT you can, should and must do better.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 09:27
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Try looking at the back seaters and there are 3 young ladies, they have had female pilots in the past who left, also all of the blue team are not all white, you have to remember people volunteer to join them, it's not simply a selection from the RAF, cannot understand another thread on the subject either.



https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams...rows/the-team/
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 09:34
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NutLoose, I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that perhaps humour isn't your strong suit?
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Judging by my cap comp efforts, I tend to agree.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 10:48
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Judging by my cap comp efforts, I tend to agree.
Some of the funniest posts come from Nutty the Nutty.
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The last time the RAF had a pilot with no legs on active duty was 1946, pretty disgraceful when you think about it.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 11:02
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Originally Posted by Confusious
Some of the funniest posts come from Nutty the Nutty.
I totally agree, I love Nutty’s work!
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 11:55
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The last time the RAF had a pilot with no legs on active duty was 1946, pretty disgraceful when you think about it.
Nonsense, I knew many who got legless on a daily basis, even more so on APC…
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Regardless, can one be certain about the absence of the GBT persuasions?

Asking for a friend.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 13:06
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Regardless, can one be certain about the absence of the GBT persuasions?

Asking for a friend.
Is your friend a dinosaur? Asking on behalf of a friend who’s been in the military for over 35 years when that used to matter, but no longer does.
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Originally Posted by Toadstool
Is your friend a dinosaur? Asking on behalf of a friend who’s been in the military for over 35 years when that used to matter, but no longer does.
You miss my friend's point:

the thread opener made the statement:

distinct lack of diversity! No women, no people of colour, no LGBTQ+, no one with special needs

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No blind or visually impaired either - if you want representative diversity, surely they have to be given consideration too?
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Originally Posted by Toadstool
Is your friend a dinosaur? Asking on behalf of a friend who’s been in the military for over 35 years when that used to matter, but no longer does.
Perhaps his friend is looking for a date.
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No blind or visually impaired either - if you want representative diversity, surely they have to be given consideration too?
Perhaps a Black Labrador Guide Dog could be recruited, with an RAF-wide contest to choose its name?
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 14:38
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Perhaps a Black Labrador Guide Dog could be recruited, with an RAF-wide contest to choose its name?
You may SNIGGER, but if it's a large dog that likes to bury bones, it could be a BIGGER DIGGER.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 14:39
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No blind or visually impaired either - if you want representative diversity, surely they have to be given consideration too?
Reminds me of when I used to frequent the facilities of Flight Safety International (global simulator company) - I could never understand why the classroom signs and lift buttons were in braille too!
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Perhaps a Black Labrador Guide Dog could be recruited, with an RAF-wide contest to choose its name?

Now that’s funny!
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Originally Posted by Davef68
No blind or visually impaired either - if you want representative diversity, surely they have to be given consideration too?
I don't know, if things haven't changed over the intervening years, you often used to get the blind leading the blind...

I bet you didn't see that coming, I wonder if QR's etc are now available in multiple languages and large print as is most council bumpf these days
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Nonsense, I knew many who got legless on a daily basis, even more so on APC…
The infamous ex RAFG Phantom Armourer in 1988 that got an article in the Star with the headline "I was signing 15 million pound fighters fit to fly, when I wasn't fit to stand!" The MoD reply was "That doesn't happen". Our view on it "My head still hurts from last nights excess!"
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Originally Posted by langleybaston
Regardless, can one be certain about the absence of the GBT persuasions?

Asking for a friend.
Not been an issue for almost 25 years. You can be whatever, but if it effects the service operation then that becomes an issue.
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