because I'm an engineer by profession.
Before I joined up, I was an engineer,
and it was just time to try a different challenge.
And it was pretty much, for me,
my introduction to the Air Force,
was the drill instructor who taught me
and I wanted to be that person
to develop other people and their future.
Basically, my job is to take a civilian
and train them in basic recruit training
and how to be a member of the Royal Air Force.
So taking them through drill and general service knowledge
about the RAF from beginnings to where we are today.
We don't have to be aggressive,
we need to be aggressive certain aspects of it
call for discipline, particularly on the parade square,
but we also have to be like a social worker, carer, parent,
because like on the intake I have at the moment,
I've got 16 under 18s who I'm in charge of
and I've got to take their welfare into consideration
as well as just being a shouty, angry person.
Can't hold prejudice against them.
You have to be fair.
If they get shouted at one minute,
the next minute I could have them in the office
and then be like "Right, what's wrong?"
And then sign post them if need be,
to any other welfare situations
or any other welfare support groups out there for them.
So it's not just being that shouty, angry person
but yeah, there are times that I have to
step into that role as well.