BAFF Membership

cpunk

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#1
Any keen and thrusting or, indeed, ancient and crusty, officer who wishes to join the British Armed Forces Federation may now do so at baff.org.uk

You get:

1. The chance to be in at the beginning and setting the agenda in an organisation which will become increasingly influential.

2. Access to free legal and claims advice helplines, provided pro bono by a first rate legal firm.

3. The benefit of collective advocacy.

4. Automatic RCB pass*

5. Guaranteed Sword of Honour/Queen's Medal (delete as applicable)*

... and it's entirely legal and will only cost you £30 for the first year.





*Terms and conditons apply. May not be true.
 

RP578

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#9
ViroBono said:
asr1 said:
£30? No photos of Engineers on your website, so no interest here I'm afraid.
I will see what I can do - something to do with bridges, perhaps?
VB
Sorry I haven't got back to you with more images, but life's been chicken oriental at the moment (impending nuptials etc). Will send you Engineery-esque imagry and others beside in a few days.
 
#11
RP

Many thanks. My own 'BAFF time' is frowned upon by the future Mrs VB, who has the bizarre idea that plans for a wedding in August require my immediate and constant attention.
 

cpunk

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Moderator
#14
Weissbier said:
Don't forget you can get free legal advice via The Royal British Legion on 020 7973 7215 without having to join BAFF for a fee.
Very true. The RBL is an entirely admirable organisation and BAFF is not intending to try to compete with it in any way at all. In fact we hope that BAFF, SSAFA, the RBL, Combat Stress etc etc will all be available to complement each others' work. The USP of BAFF at the moment is its proven ability to get potentially controversial issues onto the media agenda without risking serving personnels' careers.

The BAFF membership subscription is there to pay for very basic running costs: stamps, envelopes, paper etc etc. Nobody is getting paid, and nobody is making any money out of it. It does require a certain amount of goodwill at first, but if the Federation develops as we hope, it will be worth it.
 
#16
If the Sappers are having bespoke imagery, I want to see piccies of AS90 coming onto a gun position, narrowly missing a small female subaltern who thinks that GLSC is a real job and the guys in the cabs can actually hear her!!
 
#18
Proximo said:
fas_et_gloria said:
Ah, a secret society. :wink:
Nice! :D

Is there a secret handshake for members - or possibly some sort of tie/cufflink/cravat combo for the discerning BAFF-ite about town?
Didn't the National Socialists have a differentiated lapel badge for the founding fathers of the movement? Actually, I'd quite like to see MBAFF or FBAFF as post-noms.

Cuddles said:
If the Sappers are having bespoke imagery, I want to see piccies of AS90 coming onto a gun position, narrowly missing a small female subaltern who thinks that GLSC is a real job and the guys in the cabs can actually hear her!!
Or we could go for some real guns rather than the 21st Century's answer to Lt Gruber's leettle tink...
 
#19
Have I missed something? What's the point of BAFF? If we in this forum are doing our jobs correctly there's no need for it. If anyone saw the BFBS Reports (sorry, on Ops it's the only TV I can get) piece on BAFF you would know what a micky mouse operation it is! Don't do your TV launch and admit you only have 100 members.
 
#20
CASREP said:
Have I missed something? What's the point of BAFF? If we in this forum are doing our jobs correctly there's no need for it. If anyone saw the BFBS Reports (sorry, on Ops it's the only TV I can get) piece on BAFF you would know what a micky mouse operation it is! Don't do your TV launch and admit you only have 100 members.
Perhaps you've missed the various discussions on ARRSE, or not visited the BAFF website. As you say, if those in this forum (and other members of the CoC) were doing their job properly there would be no need for BAFF; unfortunately, some aren't and there is.

It's a shame that you think we should perhaps not have been honest at the launch, but the whole point of the launch is to let people know that they can join. Otherwise, it would be rather like suggesting that a shop should not be opened until all the stock is sold!

I am pleased to able to report that there has been a steady stream of membership applications since the launch, from officers as well as ORs.
 
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