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The Helpful Stacker 20th Nov 2014 18:58

Group Captain Carol Vorderman
 
High flyer Carol Vorderman honoured by RAF - Telegraph

'Honorary Ambassador' for the Air Training Corps.

To be fair she isn't too bad in the uniform.;)

Melchett01 20th Nov 2014 19:44

Well now I'm torn. I can't deny she wears it well, very well in fact. But I wasn't aware that looking good in a uniform was the sole prerequisite for making it to gp capt.

But she does look very very good in it, and in the right circumstances I'd happily call her Ma'am.

Lima Juliet 20th Nov 2014 20:00

Notice the pictures stopped at the knees and unless she has kankles she cannot be a real WRAF! :E

LJ

PS. yes, before everyone starts, I know the WRAF doesn't exist anymore!

Top Bunk Tester 20th Nov 2014 20:08

Yeah but you still would, eh Leon?

Party Animal 20th Nov 2014 20:15

Yep - very much still in the envelope! ;)

Actually quite an interesting article and good for her, supporting her chosen causes.

Lima Juliet 20th Nov 2014 20:17

:ok: ....

Party Animal 20th Nov 2014 20:27

Just noticed a similar thread started by camelspyder. Better photos for you LJ courtesy of the Daily Mail - including some ankle porn if thats what floats your boat... :ooh:

Lima Juliet 20th Nov 2014 20:31

Boat well and truly floated, thank you!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...6500310004.jpg

I hope she was hoping to fly the aircraft behind her, though!!! :eek:

LJ

skua 20th Nov 2014 20:32

So she has severed one link with the RAF (an ex ex so to speak), and formed another! ;)

BEagle 20th Nov 2014 20:59

When I met Carol earlier this year at Sywell, she was absolutely delightful. Very natural, no meeja-luvvy nonsense and she immediately agreed to meet the Spirit of Goole 'Build a Plane' http://www.thespiritofgoole.co.uk/ youngsters who were next to our pavilion.

She is a real champion for youngsters wanting to fly; Gp Capt Vorderman MBE will be of huge benefit to the Air Cadet organisation and I wish her well.

chopper2004 20th Nov 2014 23:54

Had the pleasure of standing a few feet from her at Waddo in 2011, when she was chatting / interviewing the first female pilot of the Thunderbirds.

I found her very pleasant, warm, and very good looking (albeit even moreso in uniform lol :D) and down to earth.

Congratulations again and good luck in representing/promoting the ACO.

Cheers

tartare 21st Nov 2014 02:54

An engineer, a scary smart mathematician, an appreciator of things that fly... and pretty damn foxy looking as well - especially in that uniform M'am.
What more could a chap ask for...

chevvron 21st Nov 2014 04:43

If she's an engineer, maybe she can fix the problems with the Vigilant fleet (assuming they're still grounded).

tartare 21st Nov 2014 04:56

Vigilant.
Ahhh - I see.... you're not missing an `e' after all.
Small light trainer, not large American bomber...

chevvron 21st Nov 2014 05:11

It's the motor glider she's standing in front of in the photo at #8.

Kitbag 21st Nov 2014 06:59

Why the medal ribbon?

Cows getting bigger 21st Nov 2014 07:04

Carol Vodernman MBE

barnstormer1968 21st Nov 2014 09:05

BEagle

Very well said :)
If I take aside the fact I have had a crush on Carol Vorderman for thirty years she is alway in the media and so will have plenty of opportunity to mention or promote the ATC, or will be mingling with people who have influence.
It's often a case of who you know rather than what you know when fund raising or promoting an organisation.

Well done to her.

Yozzer 21st Nov 2014 09:35

I have no doubt that CV and indeed all VR(T) 'officers' do a power of good for the future generations, but I cannot help but think that this is closer to fancy dress than a serious uniform. An opinion fuelled to a great degree by an ex Army Sgt becoming an ATC Adult Sgt now employed full time as a TEST Sqn Ldr without ever crossing the threshold of OASC or passing through Plt Off > Flt Lt.

Should bone fide servicemen really have to treat these people with "Yes Sir - No Ma'am" and the usual protocols associated eith Commisioned Rank?

I reckon its time that a variation of rank badge was introduced so that you know exactly what person you are talking to. I have no sympathy with the RAFP as an organisation, but I once witnessed a VR(T) Flt Lt (w) chastising an RAF Policeman on the gate in NI for not saluting her. At that time no saluting occured on that gate, and she had been on unit for a day or so on an annual camp, and was wearing an unbuttoned DPM jacket over blues!

Before you all jump to attack, just remember that the opinionated Sqn Ldr at the bar may have no military experience whatsoever, yet has the confidence to throw his gifted rank around. It is going to be a brave JO who takes him around the back of the Mess for a horoscope reading.

BEagle 21st Nov 2014 09:57

Yozzer wrote:

Before you all jump to attack, just remember that the opinionated Sqn Ldr at the bar may have no military experience whatsoever, yet has the confidence to throw his gifted rank around. It is going to be a brave JO who takes him around the back of the Mess for a horoscope reading.
It would also be a very stupid JO who took such an ungentlemanly course of action.

By the way, have you never heard of 'Honorary appointments'?


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