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edited 26 January 2010 at 9:02PM in UK armed forces MoneySaving
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so far his training shifts have been pretty fantastic but we are having a major headache with getting our move sorted out as the assumption is trainees don't need decent notice but obviously with a house to pack up schools to arrange etc. we do, whilst that wont apply to you just be wary of being told because that's how its done without occasionally arguing how it should be done!
hes about to start shifts and they're the same for everyone from what i can understand but vary down to personnel levels. also thinking about it if less than 6 months im assuming his trade training would be classed as involuntary from the accomodation charge point of view, its got to be worth looking into. feel free to pm me, im still on a very steep learning curve but its worth it so far
You’re taking a rather simplistic view to the whole thing are you not? Just because you have not seen them “do anything of worth” from your panoramic view in the Sqn/Bay T-Bar does not mean that they are without merit. Every Trade in the Royal Air Force is important as they are all cogs in the machine and without any one part then the whole thing would be in danger of coming apart at the seams.
RAF Police and what do they provide:
Well apart from the obvious Security Duties, Dog Handling, Lifting Lineys on a Bop Night and Crime Prevention/Detection that you see every day on station you might want to consider the following more specialised areas:
There will be more but these are just off the top of my head.
- Air Transport/Airfield Security (The jets would not fly without it)
- Computer Security (including keeping the systems/networks secure from attack/viruses that allow you to be paid your generous remuneration)
- Force Protection when deployed (allowing you to sleep safe in your bed at night)
- Communications Security
- Counter Intelligence/Espionage/Terrorism Duties (Helping gain that vital insight that might just keep you alive when deployed)
- Physical Security and Personnel Security (Helping to detect threats before they get to you)
- VIP Close Protection
The fact that they could be outsourced is hardly germane to your argument and as ICATQ correctly pointed out to you that most jobs, including those 'vital' ones that without which “The Jets would not fly” could quite easily (and I know a few that have) be outsourced.
Oh and BTW I have no affiliation to the RAF Police Cadre in any way shape or form.;)
Spot on, although my trade is "considerably more important than thou"
JSP 752 can be found in various places but here is a handy copy.
JSP 752 Chapter 1, Section 6 for the into on the rates of HDT (Public) or (Private)
42miles, is £11.80 a day for Private,(ie you elected to live 42miles from work, and not allocated accomodation at that place).