16 CS Med Regt is a highly professional organisation. Most of the criticism comes from people who have never served with them and is just a perpetuation of urban myth and ill-informed speculation. I have served with 23 PFA and 16 CS Med Regt and yes there have been a few idiots in the unit (both airborne and non-airborne) but that is the same in any unit.
16 CS Med Regt is a busy unit with high standards of fitness and that's what puts some people off. Don't listen to rumours, most people are surprised when they go to the unit and find that it is not just a place to get beasted.
Your post is not very clear as you appear to have missed out a few words, however, I can only speak for my experience of 16CS and 23 PFA. Exactly when did you serve with them and what was the extent of your control, only I held a very senior position in the Regt and may have served there with you during my three tours with the 2 units.
A unit can be controlled from without Karabiner remember...
I deliberately omit; it is the sport of champions! I imagine that a report of life within the unit (even from the summit) would be favourable with the exception of attached arms who are never very loyal are they?
It is the report from outside without agenda that perhaps carries the most weight.
I agree though, you did have many talented individuals; sadly you were a component part of 16 AA during a period of never-ending deployments and a shortage of specialist medical personnel. The key point though was that most of the time the admin was sadly remiss.
No reason at all. I just remember when I was there and the dress committee got hold of us. They tried to stop us wearing the TRF as it wasn't part of the RAMC dress regs. Clearly, it was too difficult to make it part of the regs but in the end, 16 Bde won out. Don't underestimate how much it irritates the committee that 16 'do their own thing.' Trust me, I speak from experience as I too held a key position within that illustrious organisation!
I was at 23 in the mid 80s when it was at Mons, it was a bit of a balls ache, not a lot of structure to the daily activity:
Parade (each week, Fridays I think, was a different theme: working dress/combats/NBC kit/No.2 etc..)
Sit around in op store, put up tentage then take it down, lay out scrim netting and patch it, paint gloss red generators mat green, pie wagon would turn up, empty lacon boxes, pack lacon boxes, lunch, some kind of phys (bootrun, sport, tab)
I was only there for a year and it was mind numbing, you used to look forward to doing DZ covers just to escape the mundane daily activity.
Although we did go adventure training in the Lake District, which was nice.