Top ten things to have in the ACF/CCF

#1
If you had a complete dream sheet of equipment and facilities e.g. climbing wall, range or assault course. What would be on your top ten things to have?
 
#3
Patrol Lanes, wouldn't cost much but would have the effect on the Cadets. Assault Course would cost a packet to build and attend, Ranges to maintain to H&S standard, a patrol lane YOU could build and the kids would love it!
 
#5
10 more motivated, dedicated AIs. Actually, we're not badly off. AND we have access to both mini and FB ranges. Maybe a few boring things like powerpoint projectors...more access to LSWs (that's the end of any chance of a decent discussion of your new thread).
 
#7
Im trying to get some more storage and looking for any links or people that would know where to get some cheap Iso containers or portacabins. My dream sheet would be:
1. New rifles
2. Assault course
3. Pyro (the chance to use some)
4. Climbing wall
5. Ranges
6. Patrol
7. Equipment like Sleeping bags and water proofs
8. Ceremonial gear
9. CQB area
10. SATT range
These are not in priority..
 
#8
Spent a day working with the SQMS in the stores boxing kit and uniform to be returned.

A lot of it had no numbers or labels missing so this was placed into a separate box, some very good grade 1 kit in there.

These boxes were then turned down by our local Cadet unit, R.A.
The kit was then disposed of accordingly.

Whats the score then with TA kit :cry:
 
#9
walting_matilda said:
Im trying to get some more storage and looking for any links or people that would know where to get some cheap Iso containers or portacabins. My dream sheet would be:
1. New rifles
2. Assault course
3. Pyro (the chance to use some)
4. Climbing wall
5. Ranges
6. Patrol
7. Equipment like Sleeping bags and water proofs
8. Ceremonial gear
9. CQB area
10. SATT range
These are not in priority..
You do realise you are in the Cadets don't you?

What do you need new rifles for?
why a Climbing wall? why not touch base with a local climbing wall, and see if you can arrange discount/use.
Ranges? behave.
Ceremonial gear? why?
CQ fcuking B area? see ranges
SATT range? see ranges.
 
#10
How about a compulsory Values & Standards brief?
Everyone signs to say they've had it.

If they are later proven to have shagged/hit or otherwise abused their position, they get booted for breach of contract.

None of the usual benefit of the doubt, swept under the carpet bollocks. Everyone knows the score, absolutely no confusion.
 
#11
Knew I would get a rise from someone........

But its all about offering something interesting and new, as well as following the ACF syllabus. Its just a thread dude........... Just a thread....
 
#12
How about:

Well organised lectures from enthusiastic instructors who instil in these young people a sense of duty and values which results in:

1) No people screaming and shouting and running pointlessly around the TAC
2) Not hanging around outside the TAC is various states of undress smoking
3) No one shouting and swearing at passers by

The RAF Cadets manage it, who can't the ACF?

msr
 
#14
Discipline said:
These boxes were then turned down by our local Cadet unit, R.A.
The kit was then disposed of accordingly.
What a collection of fools. If this happens again, please pm me. My cadets are crying out for kit.
 
#15
msr said:
How about:

Well organised lectures from enthusiastic instructors who instil in these young people a sense of duty and values which results in:

1) No people screaming and shouting and running pointlessly around the TAC
2) Not hanging around outside the TAC is various states of undress smoking
3) No one shouting and swearing at passers by

The RAF Cadets manage it, who can't the ACF?

msr
Funnily enough, only yesterday I was sworn at, shouted down, assaulted and had cigarettes stubbed out on me by some very rough Air Cadets, who then ran around pointlessly. So you never know, do you?

I was taught CQB on my ITC, (though in my case this consisted of me stumbling around blindly, throwing myself on the ground and firing at targets I never saw) so presumably they expect me to pass it on to cadets. So why not an area to do it in? Hopefully taught by someone more competent than me?

No ACF without SAA, SAA pointless without live firing, so why not ranges?

But above all we need more good AIs.

Matilda, my 'end of discussion' quip was only a reference to the way that any mention of LSWs tends to result in a deluge of posts asking why ACF need weapons at all.
 
#16
Guys, this is only a light hearted thread which was designed to think out of the box. If you were a kid, what would you like to see?
 
#17
A 150in widescreen and a 2 player game of "Honour" with all speech in German or maybe Arabic, with players only allowed to use the game language. and after the game a 500 word account of what happened.
or maybe dominoes
 
#18
walting_matilda said:
Guys, this is only a light hearted thread which was designed to think out of the box. If you were a kid, what would you like to see?
Sorry mate. I think the cadets would get off on, and benefit from, more contact with sponsor units, especially thrill stuff like vehicle rides, demos of fire and movement, and 'I was there' type talks.

AS far as equipment and facilities goes, I think that what we need is available, albeit very unevenly distibuted across the country. We certainly have everything we need to meet the syllabus in our county. Sometimes we struggle for access to LSWs. My point is that we are restricted more by available staff, and their lack of time, imagination and enthusiasm, than by shortfalls in equipment.

Out of the box, here, would seem to mean outside the syllabus. And then things can go horribly wrong.

Matilda, would you like to see the syllabus broadened? Anyone?
 
#19
silverstoat said:
Sorry mate. I think the cadets would get off on, and benefit from, more contact with sponsor units, especially thrill stuff like vehicle rides, demos of fire and movement, and 'I was there' type talks.
You've hit on a very fundamental truth there.

So any offers in the Leeds / Bradford area?
 
#20
How about tri service linkage. In the CCF they have an opportunity to mix but not really in the ACF. How about tri service days. Mix the skills. After all the regs do!
 

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