DEFENCE BULLYING REPORT - RAF Worst of the Three Services

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  1. DEFENCE BULLYING REPORT - RAF Worst of the Three Services"


    A recent report by the Equal Opportunities Audit Team has found that
    allegations of "a culture of widespread bullying and brutality" within the
    British Forces are, in the most part, unfounded. The audit team, which
    travelled to every Defence establishment across the UK and abroad and
    interviewed staff from all three services, found surprisingly few cases of
    unfair treatment and bullying within the Army and Navy.

    When it came to the Airforce, however, the report told a different story.
    Complaints to the EOAT came from a total of 13,555 RAF members, compared
    with three from Navy and just one from Army.

    While this statistic is alarming in its own right, it becomes horrific when
    one considers that each complaint represents a sad story of abuse,
    mistreatment and neglect. As one senior RAF officer put it, "Each story is,
    in itself, a sad indictment on the RAF. When taken as a whole, however, they
    demonstrate a reprehensible lack of regard for personnel on the part of RAF
    managers at all levels."

    One young pilot told of having to spend two nights in tented accommodation,
    despite the fact that there was an empty five-star hotel just 1km away.

    Another said that he had been forced to endure a gruelling fitness test
    every year since he joined in 1997.

    One airwoman alleged that she had been overlooked for promotion on numerous
    occasions, simply because she was fat, lazy and stupid.

    An aircraftman stated he had been refused permission to wear civilian attire
    to work, despite the fact that his uniform clashed with his eye colour.

    Another had been forced to wear uncomfortable safety boots for periods of up
    to eight hours straight.

    An RAF clerk could not understand why she had been sent to work in a Joint
    military headquarters, “I have been forced to work for horrid Army people
    who just don’t understand what the military is all about. I feel the RAF
    has victimised me by forcing me to do this…I will be seeking compensation…”

    Shockingly, RAF Senior Ranks are also subject to mistreatment. One SNCO
    Flight Sergeant stated, “I was deeply upset when I was addressed as ‘Flight
    Sergeant’ by an officer. He knew my name was Robert. It was just horrible
    – I have never been more humiliated in my life.” In response a senior RAF
    officer stated, “the officer in question has been moved on…”.

    A number of personnel complained of having to attend courses that were not
    relevant to their jobs, such as rigorous ground combat courses and drawn-out
    lectures on occupational health and safety. To add insult to injury, a young
    corporal was even ordered to pack up chairs in the classroom after one such
    course.


    The huge backlash against treatment of Air Force personnel should provide
    senior officers with a vital clue with regard to the massive retention
    problems experienced by the RAF in recent times. Over the past two years,
    Defence has spent some £19.8 million looking into the issue.

    Not all of the Air Force's hierarchy, however, were upset by the
    revelations. Said outgoing Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir
    Errol Flynn, KCB CBE DSO ADC BSc(Eng) FRAeS RAF, "I'm delighted with the
    result. I am very happy that our retention problems are due, in the most
    part at least, to something as harmless as bullying. I thought everyone was
    leaving because of me."
     
  2. :D Cracks me up everytime...bloody softys! :wink: