Can someone please tell me why the CCF are not allowed to have NCO AI's?. I have worked with the ACF and the CCF and it seems ludicrous not to allow AI's in the CCF. Correct me if I am right but subject to CRB clearance the ACF have the autonomy to decide themselves at County level who they want to take on as AI's or not. So, why cant a Contingent Commander also be allowed to make this same decision?. There are many potential CCF NCO AI's out there who I know for a fact that if given the chance to make the decision for themselves every Contingent Commander would enlist NCO AI's. Do the powers that be not understand that cadets find it easier to speak to NCO's rather than Officers? So why such a stupid rule? If the excuse is 'well thats why we have the CTT'sfor that' well I am sorry because that just dosent wash! As good as the CTT's are they are not actual members of that Contingent. They are liable to postings, transfers, mobilisations etc at any minute and the Contingents need NCO AI's from that are locals from that area. It just seems silly that a school can have it's own armoury with L98's, number 8 rifles and amunition but cannot make that basic decision whether to be able to enlist NCO AI's if they want to.