Lost all our women

#1
Chaps,

Our detachment has lost all our women AIs!! What are the rules and regulations for female cover as we have a 2:1 ratio (female to males).












is awaiting sexist and inappropriate comments….
 
#2
If you get really stuck, try asking for volunter from the cadet's parents. If they don't fancy becomming AIs, then how about CIs?

Just a thought.
 
#4
Try asking your Coy commander or go to county HQ and ask it's all in your local standing orders.................but then you knew that didn't you..............
 
#6
Do you accept dogooding colonials on a temporary basis? Been a long time since I had anything to do with the Cadets, but I'm sure I'd get the ins and outs of it in no time at all, hopefully leading to an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge. PM me, yeah?
 
#7
Chaps,

Our detachment has lost all our women AIs!! What are the rules and regulations for female cover as we have a 2:1 ratio (female to males).
Technically you are *supposed* to have a female instructor if you have female cadets (though there is no rule requiring a male instructor for male cadets). In practice there are many detachments that don't have a female instructor but do have female cadets. It isn't really a huge issue for detachment nights and I have never had or heard of anyone else having an issues arising at detachment due to a lack of female cover.

Female cover is definitely a requirement for overnight stays.

Try recruiting but in the meantime I wouldn't worry too much. What are you going to do? Kick out all your female cadets?
 
#9
I had a similar issue with a scout unit I ran - was told I had to accept girls into the unit but was also told that without a female leader (which we didn't have and no parent's offered to help - even the parent's of the girls wanting to join) I was at risk if a girl needed medical attention and overnight camps.

My answer was to tell them to get stuffed, quit and moved locations 100 miles away - possibly a bit extreme...

S_R
 

TurtleHead

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#11
I did know that........ but get told to be creative.
Ah, creativity the AI's best friend when the 'management' have no answer.

Company Training Officer:' so TurtleHead, I understand your question, but how about getting a bit creative and using your initiative?'

TurtleHead: ' because it it very hard to give a blank firing demonstration without any blank ammunition or an implement with which to fire it'

Unfortunately these days if you ask a simple question or request help the stock answer for 90% of people seems to be ' use your initiative' or 'google is your friend'
 
#12
Depending on your location, chat with your local AFCO/ACA. They MIGHT be able to square you away with some Army Recruiting Team support for overnight female cover. They'll already be CRB'd etc as well which is a bonus.

Be aware, if you treat the ART staff well they'll probably go out of their way to help you. If you mess them around they won't. Additionally, don't rely on their support as a routine thing as they're usually busy doing crappy, low recruiting value bouncy castle support to village fetes over the summer weekends so said ACA can get theirballs licked by the local councillor.
 
#13
Ah, creativity the AI's best friend when the 'management' have no answer.

Company Training Officer:' so TurtleHead, I understand your question, but how about getting a bit creative and using your initiative?'

TurtleHead: ' because it it very hard to give a blank firing demonstration without any blank ammunition or an implement with which to fire it'

Unfortunately these days if you ask a simple question or request help the stock answer for 90% of people seems to be ' use your initiative' or 'google is your friend'
Interesting. The solution that is always offered around my way is "BAG PACK"

No matter what the problem is, apparently it can be cured by a charity bag back in the local supermarket.

"But sir, I've got no clothes for the troops"

"BAG PACK!"

"But I've got no stores"

"Have you thought about raising money via a bag pack?"

"Sir, this Cadet is dead"

"Have you tried packing him in a bag?"

Repeat ad nauseum....
 

TurtleHead

Old-Salt
Book Reviewer
#14
Interesting. The solution that is always offered around my way is "BAG PACK"

No matter what the problem is, apparently it can be cured by a charity bag back in the local supermarket.

"But sir, I've got no clothes for the troops"

"BAG PACK!"

"But I've got no stores"

"Have you thought about raising money via a bag pack?"

"Sir, this Cadet is dead"

"Have you tried packing him in a bag?"

Repeat ad nauseum....
So true, usually is bag packing is successful you may not be surprised to find the words ' how about a donation to company funds' uttered
 
#16
Chaps,

Our detachment has lost all our women AIs!! What are the rules and regulations for female cover as we have a 2:1 ratio (female to males).












is awaiting sexist and inappropriate comments….
Have you considered the cause of said loss? I have lost females on occasion, but rarely more than one at a time.
 
#18
The ways round it is to have the mobile number of a female adult in the next Detachment from you, so that they can come down for female specific issues, also if you have senior female cadet NCOs, you can bring them in to help a female cadet for either first aid or a bollocking, bearing in mind to cover your arse by having another adult with you, never be outnumbered by a cadet on your own in a room, it is only really an issue if there is an overnight stay or camping.
 
#19
The ways round it is to have the mobile number of a female adult in the next Detachment from you, so that they can come down for female specific issues, also if you have senior female cadet NCOs, you can bring them in to help a female cadet for either first aid or a bollocking, bearing in mind to cover your arse by having another adult with you, never be outnumbered by a cadet on your own in a room, it is only really an issue if there is an overnight stay or camping.
I agree - as long as there are 2 adults in any situation, this is acceptable - there simply are not enough Female AIs around to get cover in every time one goes on a ourse or on leave.
Overnight you MUST have female cover, but for a training night you should be ok.
 
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