Another complaint about kit shortages

#2
and there will doubtless be yet more cases
its shocking to think that we have learnt nothing from 1990 and previous conflicts and this is still happening :x
 
#3
Just look at "any" site dedicated to the Brits in the conflict.
Even thpse of the Marines et all
How many are wearing full desert cam.? With body amour and plate and ,and ,and.

What about the pics of the loggies , poor buggers in 85 .


Arrse.
 
#4
Now I've been in the DMS for almost 22 yrs & to be honest I've never heard of vascular claps of any sort being issued at section level to CMT/RMA.

I admitt I may be wrong, any one else know differently.
 
#6
Perhaps it had something to do with the two Close Support (DS) Surgical Units that provided emergency support in order to stabilise the wounded before transferring to Field Hospitals?
 
#9
The Sgt Roberts thing will no doubt open the floodgates of missing kit stories.
Things like the vascuar kit have now been voiced through the system with the med/med log chain and hopefully will be resolved along with issues about procurment and turn round of medical kit. I would sugest the whole med log chain needs re-examined and the privatisation of MSA put on hold.
 
#10
Letterwritingman said:
Thats because Dr Pox CMT/RMA's are not expected to perform surgery at section level :roll:
or in fact, any level!!
 
#11
HCW said:
Now I've been in the DMS for almost 22 yrs & to be honest I've never heard of vascular claps of any sort being issued at section level to CMT/RMA.
you dont even get vascular clamps in the surgical modules. (correct at time of typing)
 
#12
GreenGoddess said:
Letterwritingman said:
CMT/RMA's are not expected to perform surgery at section level :roll:
Our RMA had a repair kit but admitted he had never been shown how to use it.
A repair kit? what the fcuks a RMAs repair kit?
 
#13
Lets be honest folks it wasn't just surgical kits we were short of, it was every bloody medical kit......thankfully it wasn't as bad as anticipated, otherwise it would have been a serious feck up :evil:
 
#14
The senior MO with the Black Watch battlegroup told us the whole medical chain would be overwhelmed within 24 hours if there was serious reistance and even moderate casualties. As Du-Lai says, we were lucky.
 
#15
This story, and many other example of chronic shortages, were brought to the attention of the Commons Select Committee which was examining the matter. As far as i know, everything has now been swept under the carpet and no action taken either against the chain of command, or to alleviate the root causes of these problems.
 
#16
MaybeI'm wrong, but it feels for the first time that we may be reaching the 'tipping point' where troops will no longer meekly do their masters bidding without the right kit and support, especially if they feel that any problems are being swept under the carpet.

Before the war, there were plenty of anonymous letters in the press from serving soldiers questioning just about every aspect. Now we have serving soldiers who have suffered from MOD mismanagement going public with their grievances - with, it seems, very little pressure from their chain of command to prevent them when previously it could have been career ending.
 
#17
This is not the first case of under supplyment. i know that some soldiers have beeen issued little more than 100 shots. They may seem like alot but following an incident where a challenger tank had to come a save a unit of soldiers pinned down with no ammuntion left by insergants shows how underfunded the British Army is and high funding will be needed for our Army to fight to it's full level.
 
#19
ive just inspected aroom of lads straight out of phase 1 only one pair of boots and no respirator haversack how they expect lads in phase one and two to make do with one pair of boots is beyond me will they ever learn?
 

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