Battlefield Hospital - Medics at war Ch 4 1930 27 Feb

Discussion in 'Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC' started by Japster, Feb 22, 2004.

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  1. Just been perusing the Sunday times TV guide, looks like they`re finally going to show it, should be interesting........ :eek:
  2. whoops didn't see that thread
  3. will it have them cowering under tables refusing to come out and unload the casualties from Blackhawk helicopters?
  4. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    I think they have cut that bit out.
  5. Isn't that a bit misleading...after all its usually RMA's and CMT's that you find close to the Battlefield :twisted: :?:
  6. I look forward to some intresting replies to this subject...! :twisted:
  7. Lets hope that they show everything. It will be interesting to see if the real builders of the hospital get a mention for the record setting time they took to build it. But the fact that the unit occupying the hospital only had to more thier kit 150m from one camp to the other maybe too embarrassing, because they could not do that without a struggel (lots of puffing and red faces) :twisted: :twisted:
  8. Since getting back to my TA Unit I've heard a few interesting things about the 202 experience from insiders. But watching it over the berm was enough.
  9. How can they call it 202 when 90% were from other units. They did have the CO from 202, thats when he was well enough to get out of bed that is :lol: :lol:
  10. [But watching it over the berm was enough]

    and that`s all 33 did, apart from moan incessantly, play vollyball and practice shouting "gas gas gas" without telling 202, thereby sending an operational hospital into thier respirators for no good reason.

    People in glass houses? :twisted:
  11. Japster I think your little statement re false alarms is a little wrong there were multiple occasions when 202 caused the rest of coyote to have to remask because of their conversion of all clear to Gas Gas Gas. It got to the point were any alarm comming over the Berm was ignored until confirmed by our CP.
    Loved the 202 dress of shorts and flipflops instead of the 2 layers of clothing + NBC kit carried that it was orders to carry 202 until after the war was over were an embarassment to the TA.
  12. Nurse, basically I`m fed up with the constant slagging of 202 in this and other forums. They had 4 days together as a composite unit before the war started. During that time they had to take over the hospital, try and sort out the mess that the prievious encumbents had left ,get all the wards and departments into some sort of order and then start taking in cas. In 4 days!!!

    From the moment they depolyed into Coyote they had to put up with petulant behaviour from their neighbours, who seemed to take it as a personal insult that the STABs were doing "their job" for them, an attitude which seems to have remained from that time to this.

    During OP Telic 1 202 took in more casualties than any other British field hospital since the Korean war - FACT

    Get over it.
  13. Japster if you actually read this board you will find I have defended 202 against some of the attacks I saw the improvement of the unit from it deployed. 33 only got together as a unit when it arrived in Iraq. And we were treated apallingly by the heirarchy we set the hospital up the way we wanted it with all the old modules the new ones arrived a few days before you arrived in theatre.
    Most of 202 have absoutly no idea what a kick in the teeth it was for the regulars to be treated like in the way they were. There really was no requirement for 202 to be deployed it was a political decision as you had been called up for the original plan the turkish option that didn't come off.
    33 was the first trawl through the AMS for a hospital and contained what was described as the A list we'd been hanging around from end of January to deploy. our advance part and tranche 1 put the hospital up and it wasn't even fully comissioned when we were pulled out to be replaced by 202 who when they arrived were a disgrace.
    The reports I got were of ignorant take overs from 202 who wouldn't listen to the advice they were being given. My first contact with 202 was less than professional and downright rude on the part of your ops team. And this was someone who was working detached and trying their hardest to locate equipment and provide information for them.
    I worked later with all the Hospitals and feel the best was 33 followed by 22 then 202 and lastly 34. 202 did treat more casualties than any field other field hospital you treated twice what the regulars treated. Which is hardly surprising for the length of time you were in theatre.
    202 improvment was superb but then they couldn't have goten much worse. The did eventually start to listen to the advice being given but it was hard work getting the message across. 202 did what they were ment to do but I have to say things like the letters to the telegraph and the letters to MP's won them no friends.
    Having spoken to people from my unit who were with 202 many of them believe 202 favoured their own and those from other units were treated as second class not getting kit or perks. Their opinion was the name plate should have been neutral. I personally think there should never be a totally TA hospital deployed again.
  14. ooooh Japster, hit a nerve there old boy?

    thing is though, without 33 and left to 202, that hospital would never have been built. Ive seen a STAB fd hosp that theyve put together on their own on ex and it should be made into a TV comedy.
    and 202 will never ever live down the fact that they were trembling under tables refusing to come out when those blackhawks came in. Thank god for those from 33 that went over and did 'the job'.
  15. yep turp it would have been interesting to see what the result of them bring the Kit from the field training centre woul have been like. They saw 2 established field hospitals before they got the chance to put their own one together. And last I heard they were still trying to sort it out.