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"Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

The RCN has its old rank titles and executive curl back. What should be the next step for the CF ra

  • Nothing. The current rank system works, so leave it alone.

    Votes: 123 56.4%
  • Complete return to the pre-unification ranks of the 50s and early 60s.

    Votes: 45 20.6%
  • Complete return to post unification ranks of the 70s and early 80s.

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Officers only return to the pre-unification ranks of the 50s and early 60s.

    Votes: 9 4.1%
  • Copy the UK rank system - it is the prototype anyway.

    Votes: 19 8.7%
  • Copy the US rank system - they are the new colonial master.

    Votes: 3 1.4%
  • Create a whole new Canadian system.

    Votes: 9 4.1%
  • Lobby for standardized NATO rank insignia.

    Votes: 8 3.7%
  • Copy the French rank system - it is the other founding nation's turn

    Votes: 1 0.5%

  • Total voters


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That happened for SAR techs and is about to happen for air techs as well (and more to come)
To add, from the AMA with DComd RCAF a few months ago, the intent is for all RCAF-managed trades to go through that pay review.

Man, you RCAF guys have the best union.
Lots of people VOT to the RCAF. Not many people VOT from the RCAF :sneaky:

Eye In The Sky

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Man, you RCAF guys have the best union.

Just to add; the last pay review only included 2 aircrew trades; pilot and SAR Tech. There are 9 (maybe 10 now, I heard FE was added) more trades being looked at for the next pay review. One of the things they did was grant a pay raise that included their aircrew allowance; they will have that money added to pensionable earnings.

The way the RCAF is doing this isn’t leaving everyone happy. I have heard from a few different people in other aircrew trades (ACSO/FE/AES Op) some dissatisfaction in that the RCAF could have at least given us our aircrew allowance as part of our base pay; for the same reasons they did it for the first 2 - people don’t loose money by leaving a flying position, and the money has the added value of being pensionable earring vice taxable allowance.

As of the last info that was officially put out (internally), none of the other aircrew trades are part of the next review; so the Union is all that popular in som circles.