Earlier on this year a guy who had been a CSgt in my company (RRF) joined up as a regular in the Air Corps. He was a great NCO and a loss to our company when he left but here's the thing - should he have had to do all the basic training in the regs considered how well qualified he was in the ACF?? I know there is a lot of stuff that the regs do that cadets don't and there is a lot of stuff that needs to be advanced upon but what do people think about cadets who have served for maybe 5 years having to start right at the beginning of basic with dawgs who have never done anything military - eg chavs, foreigners etc etc. It seems like a waste and pretty valueless when most can already iron and do drill and the basics. Insult there???? Is it the same if you join the STABS? Surely that should be a situation where you sould def be allowed to skip a bit of basic because it isn't that much different from older members of the ACF (NOT me BTW) Thoughts?