Now some have accused me of being a grumpy old fart (and I agree with the old and fart bit). But in recent years our CMT's, the boys at the sharp end, on the ground, have excelled themselves, and continue to prove their worth every day. I have a little issue to the "Paramedic". For one thing why? When the guys on the ground are doing exactly what we need, why do we need a paramedic to be trained in civvie street, doing loads of patient transfers for elderly folks, picking up louts who are sh1tf@ced on a weekend, and basically attending incidents that have little or no relevance to todays battlefields? Instead of justifying "paramedic status" for the chosen few, whose numbers I imagine won't fill the required slots on one OET never mind two conflicts at once, we should be looking to get paramedic status for all current and competent CMT 1's.