(Original post by yawn)
My concern is that his advice is not sanctioned by the Ministry of Defence - that is not unreasonable given that he is handing it out unofficially in an official capacity.
It might be a good idea to get the opinion of the Ministry and whether they would 'pat him on the back'.
The reason for my assumption about the potential recruits being young is that the members of this website are young, given it is intended for students!
Why would he need authorisation from the MoD to give his opinion?
He's always been clear that the advice he's given is based on opinion, and has never said he's acting in an official capacity as a RAF fast jet pilot. And of course it's given unofficially;he doesn't need official approval to give it!!
So, to extend that logic, does that mean the doctors posting on this thread should have permission from the DoH before they can offer their opinion to the wannabe medics on here? Or that police officers should ask the Home Office if it's o.k to tell people about recruitment and selection processes for joining the police? After all, they work in public services too. In fact, lets extend the logic to every public service worker on here.....please!!
And once again you make an assumption that the people he's advising are young (as well as male!!), without knowing that a good number of them were directed here from internet searches looking for advise re RAF recruitment;not to join a student forum. His advise is on a specialist area aimed at such people, not the general student population on TSR. And just in case you weren't aware, the RAF recruit people up until the age of 55 for some branches, therefore, as has already been said, many of the people he advises or expresses his opinion to are older than him.
However, a sizeable number of students on here are at university, and looking for careers advice across a wide range of areas (that's why we have a careers forum
) , so they're hardly young in the sense that you imply. And why shouldn't young people be looking for careers advise about the RAF?!
Have a read through the thread in question (all 178 pages of it), and then find the MoD directive that says military personnel are forbidden to offer advice, or give opinions, without their express permission? Come back to us when you can talk about the subject based on something other than assumptions.