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25th Oct 2016, 12:47
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Posted By Subsunk

The honorary RNR commission thing has been...

The honorary RNR commission thing has been trashed by some of the people that get awarded one. Increasingly, instead of recognising genuine, inspirational figures (step forward Robin Knox-Johnson &...
13th Jun 2016, 18:37
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Posted By Subsunk

A very close watching brief needs to be kept on...

A very close watching brief needs to be kept on these airframes, if scrapping of unserviceable aircraft by any means to avoid institutional embarrassment is the case.

As far as I am concerned, any...
8th Jun 2016, 19:58
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Posted By Subsunk

KlingonBC, the example your post puts me in mind...

KlingonBC, the example your post puts me in mind of is the Fleet Air Arm Officers' Association, which for years has quietly and efficiently run a gliding scholarship scheme based on Royal Navy...
7th Jun 2016, 13:44
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Posted By Subsunk

Dave, many thanks for expressing in a wider forum...

Dave, many thanks for expressing in a wider forum what we have been banging on about in this thread.

I'm bracing myself for the next phase in this sorry, shoddy, saga, which is likely to be...
27th May 2016, 17:42
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Posted By Subsunk

They won't have a frame of reference to judge...

They won't have a frame of reference to judge otherwise, will they?

Any air experience is a precious thing, and as such reflects well-deserved credit on the adult volunteers and regular units who...
11th May 2016, 13:07
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Posted By Subsunk

OC 2 FTS made the call as is his prerogative, but...

OC 2 FTS made the call as is his prerogative, but the overkill we have seen since then indicates how many other factors were at work.
11th May 2016, 13:03
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Posted By Subsunk

Good point made. The ACO fleet was grounded...

Good point made. The ACO fleet was grounded because it was expedient to do so for several reasons. Easily done when it is a non-operational fleet whose absence from the ORBAT will not affect any...
10th May 2016, 20:59
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Posted By Subsunk

Still here, but personally I'm not giving another...

Still here, but personally I'm not giving another second of
my life to the ACO, apart from this thread. Seeing how the senior and experienced volunteers have been treated after a lifetime of service...
6th May 2016, 06:37
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Posted By Subsunk

Can Grangemouth Squadron staff and cadets sign...

Can Grangemouth Squadron staff and cadets sign the medal out on special occasions then?
3rd May 2016, 06:13
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Posted By Subsunk

That was my first time on Twitter. The man's...

That was my first time on Twitter. The man's avatar says 'Keep calm and stay in the Air Cadets.'

Clearly new cadets and staff are queuing round the block to be part of the new ATC world of pretend...
1st May 2016, 08:12
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Posted By Subsunk

No, nothing heard. The only reason this...

No, nothing heard. The only reason this organisation seems to be getting away with such a massive disaster is because the UK isn't air-minded at all, and there are bigger issues to distract people's...
25th Apr 2016, 07:26
Replies: 65
Views: 17,749
Posted By Subsunk

Not seen the film yet, but from the context of...

Not seen the film yet, but from the context of the posts here, it could be that Rickman's character has made an operational descent - the protocol for people who do that is that they are authorised...
24th Apr 2016, 17:16
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Posted By Subsunk

Sounds like the next phase in the plan - set...

Sounds like the next phase in the plan - set requirements so high that it precludes the bulk of serving volunteers.
21st Apr 2016, 08:29
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Posted By Subsunk

I got a reply from my MP on this after emailing...

I got a reply from my MP on this after emailing him prior to the debate, which he failed to attend.

Basically, it was the text of the same statement that has been parroted over and over again by...
17th Apr 2016, 20:26
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Posted By Subsunk

I think the PTTs are going to end up being a...

I think the PTTs are going to end up being a useful 'fill-in' for an organisation that has not only failed to extract its digit, but has followed it up its own orifice.

With the PTTs, they can now...
7th Apr 2016, 07:38
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Posted By Subsunk

The debate into the 'Future of Gliding and the...

The debate into the 'Future of Gliding and the Air Cadet Organisation' takes place next Wed 13th April, 1100-1130, in Westminster Hall.

I've emailed my MP. Even trying to keep it brief and...
2nd Apr 2016, 07:46
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Posted By Subsunk

ACW 342, fair one, in answer, no, dunno yet, no,...

ACW 342, fair one, in answer, no, dunno yet, no, no and yes. Time to go to work on this.
30th Mar 2016, 08:13
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Posted By Subsunk

GG, Best wishes for the future. An all too...

GG,

Best wishes for the future. An all too common story across the disorganisation, sadly.

I've lost interest as it's too painful to watch. My only remaining question is, are we dealing...
22nd Mar 2016, 20:02
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Posted By Subsunk

The Grob Tutor is likely to be replaced with the...

The Grob Tutor is likely to be replaced with the Grob 120TP Prefect, a higher-performance aircraft with retractable undercarriage and a turboprop engine, under the future Ascent contract.

Given...
21st Mar 2016, 21:53
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Posted By Subsunk

To c4aero; Sir, welcome to pprune. We all...

To c4aero;

Sir, welcome to pprune. We all fly, and most of us got our eyes opened to the fantastic world of aviation via the ATC.

The emotion on this fairly epic thread stems from one reason -...
17th Mar 2016, 05:53
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Posted By Subsunk

Signed. For sanity's sake, I'm glad I've not hung...

Signed. For sanity's sake, I'm glad I've not hung around the VGS for the last couple of years and just cracked on with civvy flying instead. I'll hand my kit in and crack on with my hours build. My...
16th Jan 2016, 14:05
Replies: 4,905
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Posted By Subsunk

'ATTENDANCE ON ATC ACTIVITIES BY RAFVR(T)...

'ATTENDANCE ON ATC ACTIVITIES BY RAFVR(T) OFFICERS

7. RAFVR(T) officers are expected to attend for not fewer than 12 hours in any one calendar month on official and semi-official ACO activities....
16th Jan 2016, 13:55
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Posted By Subsunk

''Ok, I'll spill the beans on some goings on...

''Ok, I'll spill the beans on some goings on within VGS over the past couple of years that I've seen (and, no, I won't name the VGS, but they may recognise who they are):

- Flying when the wind is...
15th Nov 2015, 07:37
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Posted By Subsunk

I second Bigpants' idea about a convenient hangar...

I second Bigpants' idea about a convenient hangar fire and an insurance job. Since this whole sorry saga began, we've had death by committee, the usual dysfunctional MoD/contractor gravy train where...
31st Oct 2015, 19:42
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Posted By Subsunk

A & C, fully agree with your post no. 804. The...

A & C, fully agree with your post no. 804. The usual contractorisation bandits run a business model which depends on chronic underpayment of their employees, on the assumption that there are...
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