the level of work is massively different. A busy Provo Comapny in Germany on pay weekend compared to (closest comparison?) RAF Honington.
There is no common ethos; as the complete political Gangf**k of South Park has shown. Do we drag the RAFP up to our standards, or do we accept mediocraty and disparity in our ranks?
Fitness levels, experience, pay, operational role (both Cold War and contemporary),
,rank (usual arguement as RAF are SACs for about 15 yrs)
additional roles (RMP - DSU, COT etc. RAFP - CI, dogs (as the RMP had) gate duty) all point to trades that are different.
RMP consider themselves a Policing asset, RAFP consider themselves a Counter-Intelligence and Force Protection asset.
Although I have only met regulators in a social setting, they seem to have more in common with us than the RAF.
3 different forces - 3 different attitudes.
western said:The reactionary role is how the RAFP used to perform and I suggest that RMP waste manpower with the pseudo proactive policing role.
Northern Monkey said:Western, policing is flexed in Germany on certain weekends. The normal level of manning on shift is only just adequate for all that is asked. The lads given the chance would be far more proactive and it's not all just drunken squaddies.
If manning is wasted it's on some of the employed jobs, not shift.
As for Pro being a luxury for local plod not a necessity: not according to the German SOFA.