RAF CORPORATE IMAGE??

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That is brilliant. RAF tat at its very best.

Can we do one with a Warrior smashing thru a wall with an Apache circling overhead and 2 guys naked roll mat fighting. Should sell like hot cakes.
 
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It's like something off the back page of Viz! no.10 sh1t street or similar!
 
#4
I liked this bit (quoted from Pprune);

"I can't believe it's not on arrse yet but it's only a matter of time and then gentlemen, that's it, endex, 90 years building up habits whilst the other 2 services sat and waited, knowing that give us enough rope...... and we did it!!!
There will AAC Cols at this very moment argueing over Benson, Odiham and Lyneham whilst the Snr Service are all diverting sea jets to Yeovilton and phoning Pickfords from vass. There will be RAF Sqns receiving these at Christmas from the other services and I'm sure their regimental funds will only too happy to pay."

Normally I would happily take the piss out of the crabs but this pikie rubbish is so cringingly embarrassing for them that I almost feel sympathy.


Almost.
 
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That's what happens when you let officers make decisions...
 
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That's the Brother-in-law's Christmas present sorted, then. He can put it on his desk next to his 'shiniest-arsed uniform of the year' award.
 
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Spectacular, I've gotta shake the hand of the man who signed that off

Just been on a course with an RAF WO (26 years served), a full on throbber I can see him with one of them cuckoo clocks

Thank feck the flying boys pull them out of the mire
 
#11
Brilliant. Dont you just love it when the crabs shoot themselves in the foot so spectacularly?

They seem to be on a huge drive to 're enforce the corporate identity of the Royal Air Force brand' in any way shape or form at present.

1. Really naff 'ROYAL AIR FORCE' logo on all their aircraft. Trendily written in wonky fonts.
2. Hideous RAF clothing collection
3. A return to all those who ponce around in CS95/flying suit for no reason to wear RAF 'blues' - polyester shirt, crimpolene trousers, pin-on tie. (See a massively bitchy thread, again on Pprune)
4. And the icing on the cake....or should I say...the glittery Spitfire on top of the gawdy christmas tree.....The Bradford Group RAF Collection.

Priceless. They seem to be going out of their way to be as far removed from a military force as possible and become a 'blue chip' corporate power house (or in reality; and extension of the Pound Shop).

I too sympathise with the lower end of the crab food chain. Their top brass are nowt more than second rate council officials.



seanbean said:
Airborne_Aircrew said:
That's what happens when you let officers make decisions...
...and precisely the sort of thing that happens if you recruit them from grammar schools
Oww, c'mon. Grantham polytechnic churns out some fine occifers. :roll:
 
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My uncle will be spinning in his grave! Shame he's not around....or he'd be getting one as a gift!
 
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Goes well with these:
 

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Makes me ashamed to have been aircrew... Fucking wankers the lot of them... Because it's only 'bona mates' that are allowed up that far in the stratosphere that they are allowed to publicly embarrass the rest of us... I'm just glad they haven't done a Regiment one... [He says.. hopefully :oops: ]

Cunts, Cunts, Cunts, Cunts... :x
 
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Airborne_Aircrew said:
Makes me ashamed to have been aircrew... Fucking wankers the lot of them... Because it's only 'bona mates' that are allowed up that far in the stratosphere that they are allowed to publicly embarrass the rest of us... I'm just glad they haven't done a Regiment one... [He says.. hopefully :oops: ]

Cunts, Cunts, Cunts, Cunts... :x

Never mind mate, console yourself with a nice Christmas Tree...


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Airborne_Aircrew said:
Makes me ashamed to have been aircrew... Fucking wankers the lot of them... Because it's only 'bona mates' that are allowed up that far in the stratosphere that they are allowed to publicly embarrass the rest of us... I'm just glad they haven't done a Regiment one... [He says.. hopefully :oops: ]

Cunts, Cunts, Cunts, Cunts... :x
The RAF Regt don't need an outside corporate business to embaress them with tat. Each Gunner does a great job all on his own. Especially when he dresses up like a cheap 'made in Taiwan' Action man. :wink:
 
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Never mind mate, console yourself with a nice Christmas Tree...
Maybe I can give them a pulling through with it...

The RAF Regt don't need an outside corporate business to embaress them with tat. Each Gunner does a great job all on his own. Especially when he dresses up like a cheap 'made in Taiwan' Action man.
I'd be careful... It's only a matter of time before there's an AAC one... :D
 
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At the risk of being fair to the light blue, I suspect that this spectacularly cringe-worthy idea has been foisted upon them thanks to the beancounters in MoD hawking off the corporate image of the service to the firm that markets the world-wide rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

AIUI, Turtle PR Inc (I can't be arrsed to find the company's real name) sells the image rights to whoever pays. So long as the would-be exploiter of the rights isn't doing anything illegal or anything which would bring the service into disrepute or make it a laughin stock - but defining what counts as bringing the RAF into disrepute or making it a laughing stock is assessed by the rights holders...

To them, the idea of an RAF dawn patrol clock advertised on the back of a supplement in the Mail on Sunday would count as charming and a good potential money spinner amongst veterans (if only they knew...), rather than being sphincter-tighteningly crass.

The clothing collection came about because of this as well.

BTW, the sound you can hear is Lord Trenchard spinning in his grave - you can guarantee that if he were still around, the Ninja Turtles firm would have been sent packing, no matter what the beancounters thought...
 
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