As a former cadet and then a regular soldier. I decided to join the ACF as an instructor. Is it just my county or does every county have the same problem with walts. As it seems quite a high number claim to have been in yet can never remember their Army number. And they all hate ex regs. Ive also found that promotion (not that its a real rank) is down to nepotism and not how good you are. Saying that there are a lot of funny handshakes in my county. My main problem is civvys that join the ACF as instructors genuinely believe they have EARNED their rank? and 21 days worth of courses and you are qualified to major? We have even had a few who have had their rank on their credit cards. Ive even had one tell me how he earned his Jubilee medal. The cadet officers who get a TA Cadet commission actually believe they are real officers? Seriously they do a 10 day ITC and a 2 day selectoin course and they think they are the real deal. We even had one who got a cadet commission and then tryed joining the TA and tryed to transfer his commission? Now is this all in my head or is it a genuine problem in the ACF. Personally my rank in the ACF doesnt bother me as it has no impact on my army pension. Overall I think the ACF does a fantastic job as it helped me when I was younger. But these wanabes who couldnt get in the regs or TA for what ever reason ruin it. They are in it for their own self gratification. So how can we rid the ACF of these idiots? and make it the organisation it should be!!!