Are Fd Ambulances dead and buried?

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  1. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Just a quick question.

    After a few years of Medical Regiments, have we mourned enough?

    Have enough old gits left who enjoyed the thrill of Sennelager, at 0400hrs in December or even Tidworth.

    I've heard some Regtiments are even good. Which is nice. Maybe some are not.

    I would ask only CMT who have an opinion on this but as the only CMT's who post here are either dead or lost trying to find some porn on a search engine, I'd better not. (Dui-lai, a Fd Amb is a place you were warned about if you didnt buck during your training back in the late 1890's.)
  2. After a parade once as a boy soldier, when Queen Victoria had just finished inspecting us, a SNCO had said to me," If you screw up as a Techie, then its off to the Fld Amb with you me laddo!" followed by howls of evil laughter.

    Ever since then and until women were allowed into Fld units and the emergence of the Med Regt, Fld Ambs were a place to be avoided at all cost as a Techie. Even today I shudder at the thought of the old Fld Ambs :wink:
  3. i think the air of change, that is going back to the AFA's, is present. 7 Evac Sqn was formed at the same time as the Reg's. 7 was a waste of time and have now been disbanded.

    going back to AFA's would even help at Sqn level as i know one Sqn that had to put all requests for courses through Reg first. Reg would say no to the Sqn and send their own guys. i know as i missed out. this has now changed but this and the PRI spending it did naf all for moralle at Sqn level.
  4. ok it was a long time ago, but i think Fd ambulance should have stayed!
    5 fd Sennelager?? and 4 fd in minden had cracking bars on the occasions i had to visit them :lol: 4 fd amb even bought me loads of drinks and provided2 drivers to take me and my car home and to take the dvr back to unit :lol: after i had sent off one of their SSM's in a football game :lol:
  5. Field Ambulances were fantastic places to work.......this Med Regt shoite really is the pits!! How is anyone supposed to feel part of and show loyaty to such a disjointed and unwieldy organisation. Big Regts the way feckin way :evil: :evil:
  6. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    3 ADFA/ AFA in Sennelager, 5 in Munster, 1 in Hohne (shudder), 2 in Osnatraze and as my learned colleague points out 4 in Minden. Great days of Rugby and Cricket and not to mention Fussballspiel. Nice to hear the perchance to fd Ambs is atill alive! Long live the Fd Amb! Plus the social was superb!
  7. they used to send theatre tech failures to 2 fd hosp. now that was a frightening thought, nowadays people dont want to go there cos they treat everyone like shite.

    you knew where you were with a Fd Amb, these new fangled med regts are changing 'how many of this and how many of that' they have every couple of days. maybe its because of the med regts that CMT training has become so diluted almost to the point of being non-medical!
  8. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Oh, them heady days back in the early 80's! Thornhill Bks..........Australia Blk and all the QA's you could eat!...........................marvellous. And what a collection of Bad Boys. Made 1 ADTR in Bunde look quite tame. We must have had atleast 20 years of MCTC experience in about 10 lads. A foreign legion deserter, a friday night bop that was the envy of the rest of the 'Shot. :lol: :lol:
  9. Oh the Friday night bops! I managed to grow up in one night at a 2 Fld Hosp bop.

    Got into a fight and then some young QA abused me all night afterwards. Turned me into the nice, reserved, all round good chap I am now 8O
  10. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    I, too, was abused by a lovely QA! :twisted:
  11. I am getting a bit worried now as I also used to go to the 2 Field bops regularly in the early 80s. My friend even got married to one of the "inmates" and had her reception there. I don't remember abusing any of the unit members but then most of what happened there is a bit of a blur, partly because it was the cheapest bar around.
  12. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    You're not THE "notsosnowwhite" :wink:
  13. I think I know you :wink:
  14. Ventress, in those days I was just Snow White :wink: . Don't worry the only abuse I would ever have given an Arsenal supporter is verbal.

    Dui Lai, well you might have to give me a few clues then. The only lab tech (I think I recall that is what you are) I can remember from that time was Welsh. I don't think I ever abused him but I did push him over a fence once when he walked me home.
  15. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Spurs fans, born jealous! :wink: