Calling medics

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by JohnNichol, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. Hi there - I am one of the RAF guys shot down over Iraq during Gulf1 and held as a POW - I already know some of you from personal contact but if anyone is marginally interested in knowing more, my website is

    Anyway, since leaving the crabs in 1997 I've been writing books (amongst other things). My last 3 books have all been WW2 oral history books, recording the experiences of the veterans and covering areas like POWs, Bomber Command and Evaders - more details on the "books" section of my website.

    My new project is about medics, doctors, stretcher-bearers etc. and will primarily be looking at WW2 experiences - I am in contact with a lot of the veterans already via the RAMC other regimental associations

    But I also want to bring the story up to date with some accounts of medics, surgeons etc. in recent conflicts in the Falklands, Iraq & Afghanistan.

    I'm looking for people from each of these conflicts that can talk about their experiences and enlighten the reader about the reality life on the front line.

    If anyone would like to contribute - any rank, gender or specialistaion - I'd love to hear from you. You can be serving or retired, and if you want to remain anonymous that's fine.

    You can email me at bloodbrotherswar @ or send a PM via this website.

    I look forward to hearing from you (and to receiving the inevitable banter).
    John Nichol
  2. I read Tornado Down, not a bad book.
  3. Can't help you on that one John but I thought your book 'The Last Escape' was superb (suck suck), never realised it was that bad for the POW's. One of the blokes I work with got a lot of info about his Grandad who was captured at Calais from the book as he was in Stalag XXB.
    Good luck with the new one.
  4. I enjoyed it to.

    You and John Peters, personally signed my copy in Cardiff.
  5. Liked Last Escape - I had no idea about this part of history.
  6. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Anybody know Private Michelle Norris, medic of MC fame, and if so maybe point her Johns way? I think she would have something good to add.
  7. You might want to look this thread up: arrse thread
    It's about a sretcher bearer who chose to stay in bed during an attack.
  8. John might want to approach one of the COs or another MOD so that they can vouch for his authenticity, and perhaps provide other advice to those who may wish to contribute.

    Clearing such contact through the CoC might be a good idea too.
  9. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    I'm sure the usual precautions will be taken. Come on then you medics, nows the time to tell your story, and with the good work you lot are no doubt doing on ops its about time you got your share of the limelight
  10. John, welcome to actually posting on Arrse :D

    I think we can rely on John's service experience and common sense as regards posts made on this topic.

  11. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Even if you are a crab :D :D
  12. Welcome on board John :)
  13. Do us a favour and slap that Eamonn Holmes around a bit next time you're on Sky Sunrise, would you? We'll tell you all you want to know if you do, promise.
  14. I call WAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!