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Are ODPs becoming QAs

My point exactly. Ive got a lot of close ODP friends who are in denial, but Im not sure if they know the facts. Poor b#@%&*ds. It would be funny.
Nurseyboy1 said:
I recently heard that the ODP trade was due to re-capbadge from RAMC to QARANC. Is this true, and if so, why?

Are you looking for snap reps? You got a little time on your hands to go fishing for some bites?
When I was a theatre nurse there was a lot of talk about what a jolly good idea it would be to have a single CEG of ODP, which would be drawn from existing theatre techs and theatre nurses (each doing a bit of token cross-over training).

Of course, the fly in the ointment was the partisan, divisive, federated nature of the AMS. One CEG, it was argued, would have to be united under one cap-badge. The QAs would not allow their nurses to be subsumed into the RAMC and the RAMC would see ODPs going to QA only over their dead bodies.

Result - jolly good idea becomes a stalemate, all over which stupid bloody cap-badge you would have to wear.

(For the record - throughout my 5 yrs TA and 8 yrs regular service I remained a staunch advocate of a single cap-badge AMS, precisely because of this sort of infantile boll**ks!)
there is already a thread on this in this forum that a fat slaphead ODP WO2 started and said nothing when another ODP blamed on me at an ODP WOs meeting.

1st ODP to QA

and also here by a BMS just 2 posts above this one:

ODP to QA?

We should go to the QAs, the QAs know how to look after their troops! RAMC is run by doctors for doctors.
Also, ODPs are clinically closer to nursing than any other RAMC trade.
Please stop I just remembered the old jokes when RAMC nurses re badged to QA. O the long heady days of urine extraction, please say it is so, it will be like a kid in a sweet shop we will not know who to take the p1sh out of first, grey Mafia or ODP. Please say it is so.
Karabiner said:
I heard a rumour that all of the old QA gray knickers had been brought up by the head and former deputy head of the ODP cadre....allegedly for safe keeping. And why is there a concerted drive amongst ODPs to get broader hips and larger arrses....seems a good combat indicator to me.
They nearly fit me now, once they do can I rejoin?

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