Hi me again. My friend in the Air Training Corps gets a MOD 90.
We in the ACF get some pants white ID card which looks more like a Tina Turner fan club card. It also says on the back does not allow access to MOD installations only means of ID.
This also excludes us from any discounts at Military Museums and the like.
Now before you all kill me I am not wanting a MOD 90 to pretend we are Soldiers because everyone knows we are not. But as a Rupert I might want to visit an Officers Mess or enjoy some of the benefits others do.
Given we work with 12 to 18 year old kids and try to make them better citizens could we at least be treated a part of the Army, we do after all provide you with most of your recruits. I assure you working with Children within a Military frame work is tough, we do not have Queens Regs or a Guardroom to help us and the Troops are not paid.
I often get the impression (sometimes we do not help it) of being the Army's poor relative. I wonder how many serving Soldiers out there would want to do our job?
We now come under the same chain of command that regulars do. We report to 145 Brigade at Aldershot who inturn are part of 4 Div.
It is great to have a voice and thaks to ARRSE we now do. Unlike some my Troop are behind you boys 100% I have recently read out on Parade extracts from Soldier Magazine showing what brave deeds have been done by our Troops in the name of freedom.
Keep your heads down and come home safe.