Still serving RAF SNCO interested in helping SCC

BARNEYRNSM

War Hero
Crab_Air said:
That's great - thanks for the prompt reply with some useful info.

I'm more interested in seeing if/ how I can help and how much of a commitment I am able to make before I make the decision as to whether to go civi or uniformed instructor (if recommended for either!)

At the end of the day for me it is about putting something back, as I took a lot out during my time as a cadet. The personal reward for me would be helping out young people doing something worthwhile with their time rather than any personal gain to myself - hence why I'm keen that it is kept away from the RAF "bubble" I live in and I don't want it to influence anything in my career. I cringe whenever I hear of anyone giving it the large one because they have dressed up in a chicken suit and moonwalked from Lands End to John O'Groats in aid of Romanian orphans.

Just as a matter of curiosity (and please don't confuse this with personal ambition!!!), can you be a serving SNCO but a commisioned member of a cadet organisation, or a regular commisioned officer but a SNCO in the cadet world?

Thanks again.


No you cant be a NCO in one and commissioned in the other,as I worked as a CFAV in ACF whilst I was in the RN,non comm in both. I do know one CFAV who is a regular LT by day and wavy navy LT by night though.
 

AntC

Lantern Swinger
No you cant be a NCO in one and commissioned in the other,as I worked as a CFAV in ACF whilst I was in the RN,non comm in both. I do know one CFAV who is a regular LT by day and wavy navy LT by night though.
This isn't correct (at least not for the SCC, I don't know about the other cadet forces or the CCF).

I know of at least two commissioned RNR officers who are serving as POs in the SCC, and likewise I know at least 5 (off the top of my head) SCC officers who are (or have been) SRs in the Navy/RNR.

Hypothetically, it would be possible for an RAF Sgt to join the SCC and then go through the SCC officer selection process and become an SCC Sub Lieutenant... this is possible because SCC officers are NOT commissioned, they simply hold a time-only appointment from the Captain of the Sea Cadets, and are granted HONOURARY reserve status. (Hence why despite appearing in the Navy List, they are published in a separate chapter towards the back).
 
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R12_CV

Lantern Swinger
From Sea cadet Regs 4.5.6...


The written permission of the CO of the applicant’s Regular or Reserve Force Unit,
both to joining the SCC and to wearing Regular or Reserve Force uniform, must be
obtained prior to enrolment. This may also have to be applied subjectively in similar
circumstances for service in other organisations.

Note.
Dual service is not to be discouraged. However “messing” difficulties have
been experienced in the past when the individual’s SCC rank is superior to the
Reserve or Regular Forces rank. This is particularly relevant when the applicant is of
“junior” rank status in the Regular or Reserve Forces. The applicant should be made
aware of these possible difficulties at the time of application. Equally Officers holding

CI status should be messed according to their Regular or Reserve rank.

 

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