Hey all, Just wondering if anyone had any useful advice about helping out a cadet unit as an instructor. I was thinking specifically of the Air Training Corps ('Air cadets') but I'd imagine from the OTC point of view, it's no different to the ACF. I was specifically wondering: * What sort of things do you do as an adult instructor? Do you teach lessons? Run fieldcraft exercises? I realise that each case will be particular to the OCdt and unit in question, but I was still curious. * Is getting permission any more complicated than asking the OC of your OTC for a piece of paper saying "I've not got a problem with you wearing your uniform somewhere that's not the OTC."? * How does the CRB check (that I assume you need to get) work? Is it arranged by the OTC/TA or the Cadet Force? * ID. I don't have anything that formally says I'm an OCdt in the OTC. Presumably, if I was to accompany cadets onto a military installation, I'd need some form of ID. Is this a problem? How is it solved? * What do the cadets call you? I've seen quite a few threads dealing with this on vari ous forums, but they never seem to reach a conclusion. The upshot seems to be "up to the squadron/detachment". The argument in favour of "Staff" seems to be "the substantive rank of an OCdt is 'Private' ". The argument in favour of "Sir" seems to be "an OCdt is a future holder of HM Commission." - this is where someone tends to quote the apocryphal story of the ASM saying "You will call me Sir and I will call you Sir, but you will mean it". I'd appreciate any input that anyone has on any or all of these points.