Air Command Secretariat
Headquarters Air Command
Royal Air Force
27 November 2015
Dear Mr Williams,
Thank you for your email dated 2 November 2015 where you requested the below
Dear Air Cadet Organisation,
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I wish to know the following information.
What shoe polish is not allowed to be used in the ACO?
Please give reasons if they are not allowed. Please break it down on a product
by product basis showing only disallowed products but also including the below
Morello Futura 2000©
Kiwi Parade Gloss©
Is the use of a product, such as Morello Futura 2000© allowed to be
discriminated upon with regard to uniform inspection and dril competitions
compared with a more widely accepted approach of tinned polish, e.g. Kiwi
Is personal preference allowed with regard to what polish a member of the ACO
Please excuse all copyrights used in the request as they are purley for reference.
Other shoe polishes are available.
I am treating your correspondence as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I
have established that the information you requested is not held by the Ministry of
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