OMG, For fear of starting a cadet AI/Walt bashing thread. I just want to have a little rant. Why on this site is there constant Cadet AI bashing by âperceivedâ Reg/TA members on here? It is like some of you get a stiffy out of telling that AIs are shite. AIs are volunteers and this is not their fulltime jobs. I believe that if âsomeâ (I never said all â before you get a stiffy) were to join the forces, with all the shit that they have to cope with (crap or no kit â scrounging around and pride swallowing begging just to get tip bits in order to achieve their cadetâs aims which actually benefits the Armed Forces as it opens their eyes to the MOD) would make fine soldiers and officers (in terms of management and communication skills). Iâm not saying that they would make cracking infantry soldiers, well, letâs get real; there are some regs who would make disastrous infantry soldiers (thatâs why they are not in the infantry â please do not kid yourself and say âItâs because I wanted a trade and I could be the best infantry soldier if I really wanted too). My âXâ Factor is preventing 200 kids not killing themselves every time I give them a weapon. My âXâ Factor is dealing with parents who (like England football fans) think they are a better manager and know the cadet manual better than I. My âXâ Factor is keeping up to date with the ever changing rules and regulation dealing with weapons and exercises. Now, if a guy was to commits a military faux pas by wearing a piece of uniform , so fcuking what. As we are constantly reminded âwe are not in the armyâ. Please can someone tell that to the Chief of staff that and stop commissioning us with TA(B) commissions. t I know loads of âMr Bensâ in the cadet forces (AIs and Cadets) but you know what, I just laugh and if it is not hurting anyone then what the hell. Now, I understand about âmen standing on the shoulders of heroesâ. If a turd wants to dress up as an SAS soldier and publically deceive the public on important days like Remembrance Day and Anzac day etc. Then that needs to be stamped on. That is morally wrong. If a turd wants to try and make money out of the public but saying âhey, Iâm ex SAS and want to teach you all their skillsâ then bang him up......... Fraud!!!!!! But a guy dressing up to make him feel a bit better about himself and inspiring kids on different uniforms inst going to bring down the govt is it? FFS. I challenge any reg to spend a year in our shoes. Even the CCT have respect for us. I spent 8 years in the regs and at the start I was like âfcuking cadetsâ. I admit it! But having now been with the cadets for 6 years I can see the value and the selfless hard work that the AIs do. There is so much more I want to say but in the end its all about getting along. So, please cut the BS and letâs all work together.