AI Bashing

#1
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 “perceived” 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 “some” (I never said all – before you get a stiffy) were to join the forces, with all the shit that they have to cope with (crap or no kit – scrounging around and pride swallowing begging just to get tip bits in order to achieve their cadet’s 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). I’m not saying that they would make cracking infantry soldiers, well, let’s get real; there are some regs who would make disastrous infantry soldiers (that’s why they are not in the infantry – please do not kid yourself and say “It’s because I wanted a trade and I could be the best infantry soldier if I really wanted too).

My “X” Factor is preventing 200 kids not killing themselves every time I give them a weapon. My “X” 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 “X” 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 “we are not in the army”. Please can someone tell that to the Chief of staff that and stop commissioning us with TA(B) commissions. t
I know loads of “Mr Bens” 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 “men standing on the shoulders of heroes”. 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 “hey, I’m ex SAS and want to teach you all their skills” 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 “fcuking cadets”. 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 let’s all work together.
 
#3
Well done. You're not the one with the outrageous set of Bugger's Grips though are you? That does strike me as a bit unnecessary.

I was very much impressed with all the Cadet units at our recent Remembrance parade. Jolly good show.
 
#6
walting_matilda said:
But equally important in getting people from A - B
No selfishly getting themselves from A-B and p*ssing the proper road users right off in the process
 
#7
CAARPS said:
walting_matilda said:
But equally important in getting people from A - B
No selfishly getting themselves from A-B and p*ssing the proper road users right off in the process
But the young use bikes before they get to use cars.
 
#8
Hey thought this was about racisit crap, seems that you want some bling or what. Who cares about you having a hard time, it's time to grow up and take the rough with the smooth. I had the misfortune to do med cover for some cadet camp, kids were great just the staff in charge of them were ar holes thinking because they had on uniform with a commision they were important, well you are not. A real leader and an inspiration was on h rick 8, a snco came in on a stretcher in s it state like his boys in the other ambi's, his prioritys were treat the lads first, to that man in 16 air assult brigade I salute you. So pal you have a gripe with the regs/ ta think how lucky you are and if that seems a little unfair pay a visit to Royal Wooton Basset and gripe to the crowd there. waster.
 
#9
beaker204 said:
Hey thought this was about racisit crap, seems that you want some bling or what. Who cares about you having a hard time, it's time to grow up and take the rough with the smooth. I had the misfortune to do med cover for some cadet camp, kids were great just the staff in charge of them were ar holes thinking because they had on uniform with a commision they were important, well you are not. A real leader and an inspiration was on h rick 8, a snco came in on a stretcher in s it state like his boys in the other ambi's, his prioritys were treat the lads first, to that man in 16 air assult brigade I salute you. So pal you have a gripe with the regs/ ta think how lucky you are and if that seems a little unfair pay a visit to Royal Wooton Basset and gripe to the crowd there. waster.
This threat has nothing to do with those brave who serve out in Afghanistan. Please read the thread.
 
#14
Are you Simon fffffing Cowel or what i.e

My “X” Factor is preventing 200 kids not killing themselves every time I give them a weapon. My “X” 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 “X” Factor is keeping up to date with the ever changing rules and regulation dealing with weapons and exercises.

Or a drag artist i.e

But a guy dressing up to make him feel a bit better about himself


Get a life winger
 
#16
beaker204 said:
Who cares about you having a hard time, it's time to grow up and take the rough with the smooth.
Do agree. people should quit whinging and get on with whatever they do. IF people moan about it, if people take the piss, call them paedos, whatever; just smile to yourself and get on with it. Don't start jumping on Army forums having a whinge. Those that took you seriously before (plenty of them) will continue to do so. Those that didn't will laugh at this and continue to mock you. But probably more.

however..

I had the misfortune to do med cover for some cadet camp, kids were great just the staff in charge of them were ar holes thinking because they had on uniform with a commision they were important, well you are not.
1) Not all the staff are *********. Some are. Don't get anybody wrong. There are some proper dicks in the ACF, that as you say like their comission too much and don't know how to act about it. And decent ACF AIs hate them MORE than Regular soldiers do. so wind it in.
2) Those with comissions, whilst often can be slightly dickish about their comisison, with the whole 'TA Class B' thing (you can't compare an ACF AI to a TA Officer, so anybody who does can feck off); but often they have a lot of responsibility over a lot of kids. Who can be right monkeys at times. And thus, they might not be being idiots who think they're God with their comissions. I reckon it's more likely that you pratted about, they gave you a shit-storm for it, and you use the "I'm a regular and you're an ACF instructor and you think you're comission makes you important" line as an excuse to yourself for messing something up. JSP535 - an interservices book written by people far more important than yourself states that CFAVs come above regular soldiers when it comes to cadet activities, so once again - wind it in and get off your high horse.

A real leader and an inspiration was on h rick 8, a snco came in on a stretcher in s it state like his boys in the other ambi's, his prioritys were treat the lads first, to that man in 16 air assult brigade I salute you.
There are other inspirational characters from Afghanistan, I can think of one at least whom I won't name but his inspiration in Afghanistan made it into national newspapers. Now he works on a Cadet Training Team. How d'ya like that?

So pal you have a gripe with the regs/ ta think how lucky you are and if that seems a little unfair pay a visit to Royal Wooton Basset and gripe to the crowd there. waster.
If you think for one minute that the job of ACF instructors and the job of soldiers is even remotely similar, then you are misguided.

The ACF trains and improves youngsters through the military syllabus and the military way, and creates a lot of better young people through it's work. And thus, being an Army organisation, people wear the uniform, and the rank, and carry the weapons, and do same CMS Training - with some exceptions.

However, the 2 are completely different, and if you think that the job of an ACF Sgt is comparable to a Regular or TA Sgt, then the only person here who is a fool is you.

So quit with the silly rants, quit with the aimless moaning, and wind your f*cking neck in.
 
#18
kes1 said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
kes1 said:
I'm a little confused, is this thread about the ACF or bikes v cars? :?
Its about a muppet who doesnt feel loved on an Army website...

And I'm sure we can turn it into a car thread :D

Anyone see the new Audi?
I hate cyclists :evil:

The new audi is a girls car, so are you getting one flashy?
You only hate cyclists because your noddy car is a magnet for them.

Guess whos going to be stuck in the boot of my new car..... :p
 
#19
faustic - you like me do you?

i think the OP was ranting against those who have a go at AIs for not being real soldiers. well we ain't, even if some of us were in a previous life. (actually i wasn't...i did 11 months at the factory before jack deverill, he who is present head of the RFCA, gave me the heave ho.) but we do try and do our job. well, mot of us do. then again, show me a job/profession that hasn't got a few eejuts who are there for the wrong reasons or for no reason at all.

anyway...apparently i will get wrong for wearing my service dress with rifles flashes rather than acf ones.
 
#20
I thought AI bashing was a term for "playing with the instructor" to get a promotion.
 
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