Body Parts

#1
When body parts are removed at Bastion what happens to them and how?

I've always assumed they were incinerated.

What's the facility in Bastion? Who runs it? Nurse? Other trained clinician?

Is there a specialised course? (The All Arms burning body bits course!?!).

Are the parts accounted for? (I.e dingerr - 1xtesticle).

I know the dead had to be cleared by an ATO at Bastion - Fortunately a task I never had to do at Bastion, although an equally unpleasant task whilst on the ground, for some strange reason I didn't have a problem with it.
 
#3
Pies, spaghetti bollocknaise, meatloaf.......you didn't really think it was beef did you?? :D
 
#4
I'll have a chat with the guys at the mortuary, but as far as I know, unless a part has been found long after the body has departed it goes in the coffin with the rest of the body, body armour etc.
 
#6
a good point, which I failed to type about (bloody wifi went down)
for living people I'll have to ask ED and see where that leads.
 
#7
You thinking of claiming them back then Dingerr?

Encased in a nice acrylic box it would make an unusual conversation piece to say the least.
 
#8
oh and there is pre tour training for some people in body handling.
Not just to prepare them for it, but the process, paperwork etc
 
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#11
I was lead to believe the dismembered parts are placed in the coffin for matching (DNA), at least that's what the coroner briefed me on at my sons repatriation.
 
#12
The burn bag, sluggy will be there with a metal pole, a bunch of paperwork, a limb or two and a container of AL11.
 
#14
The burn bag, sluggy will be there with a metal pole, a bunch of paperwork, a limb or two and a container of AL11.
Eggs and a garlic dip?
 
#15
I was lead to believe the dismembered parts are placed in the coffin for matching (DNA), at least that's what the coroner briefed me on at my sons repatriation.
But what if the 'bits' belong to someone who survived...a la Dingerr? Presumably they get collected in hopes of reattatching them if not too badly mangled. Certainly back home if an appendage was unsalvagable it would go in clinical waste an be incinerated. I can't imagine Bastion has the facilities to keep things on ice indefinitely.

PS Sorry about your son, not trying to be disrespectful in any way I assure you.
 
#16
Unless there is a chance of re attaching body parts or they are part of a deceased allied soldier(placed in coffin as evidence), then they will go to the on site (Bastion 1) incinerator where they are turned to ash, usually dealt with by hospital SQMS who gets a few extra sheckles a day for dealing with.
 
#19
Dingerr, out of interest how much of your body parts were removed at Bastion as opposed to traumatically? And were any traumatically removed bits recovered to Bastion? I ask because in my case (and vastly less traumatic than yours) I asked the TL who cleared the area post incident whether they found any toes/bits of foot etc. He told me they didn't find anything, so it either went to vapour or the night critters had it away.
 

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