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Combat medic reservists learn infantry skills

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
Front line combat medics are being put to the test in a new overseas training exercise to make sure they are not only first-rate trauma medics but can also think and act like fighting troops on patrol in Afghanistan.

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#6
Does not every soldier in the UK get basic infantry training on their Basic or it's UK equivalent? The ethos in Canada has always been that every soldier is first a soldier? God forbid, if a Crewman gets brewed up and manages to survive, or suffers a Mobility Cas, he's all of a sudden a de facto infanteer, whether he likes it or not.
 
#7
Surely being a medic means you are out on the ground also patrolling which means they've had infantry training anyway
That's what the report is about... Medics receiving training to bring their existing SOLDIER skills up to INFANTRY level.

Common misconception is that just because you do Basic Training you are Infantry. You are not.
 
#9
That's what the report is about... Medics receiving training to bring their existing SOLDIER skills up to INFANTRY level.

Common misconception is that just because you do Basic Training you are Infantry. You are not.
I can vouch for that. They trained me for 23 years and I was still ****ing useless.
 
#10
We had 4 PARA give us infantry training.

S/SGT GUT decided to set up tents the useless fat twat.
I missed my old 4 KORBR were we slept out on the moor in the fecking snow near Catterick.

Then we got down to patrol skills delivered by this scrawny I is hard PARA Sgt.

We did ambush at whatever a clock in the morning. We failed because someones casio started going off... lesson though.

We were attacked whilst in our tents. Tall Tony suggested we just stay in our bags. So we did.

Scrawny Sgt rips open the tent and asks what the **** we were doing... Tall Tony asks why, what.s up?

We went back to sleep

253 RMP (V), here to serve...
 
#11
We had 4 PARA give us infantry training.

S/SGT GUT decided to set up tents the useless fat twat.
I missed my old 4 KORBR were we slept out on the moor in the fecking snow near Catterick.

Then we got down to patrol skills delivered by this scrawny I is hard PARA Sgt.

We did ambush at whatever a clock in the morning. We failed because someones casio started going off... lesson though.

We were attacked whilst in our tents. Tall Tony suggested we just stay in our bags. So we did.

Scrawny Sgt rips open the tent and asks what the **** we were doing... Tall Tony asks why, what.s up?

We went back to sleep

253 RMP (V), here to serve...
Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler.................................................
 
#12
Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler.................................................
Well Mr Soviet actually.

Should Ivan have come over the IGB then:

Average life expectancy was 9mins for an infantryman in the late 80s... I think I seem to remember.
Average life expectancy for an MP was 36 hours!!!

CHOOSE LIFE!
 
#13
Well Mr Soviet actually.

Should Ivan have come over the IGB then:

Average life expectancy was 9mins for an infantryman in the late 80s... I think I seem to remember.
Average life expectancy for an MP was 36 hours!!!

CHOOSE LIFE!
Not me mate. I always carried a white flag in my kidney pouch on Active Edge. Just in case;-)
 
#14
With the current tempo of OPs every man and his dog is out on the ground. For example in Afghan we had both a RN medic and a female clerk (used for searches) on patrol with us. All arms seem to be becoming more infantry focused which is the way forward!
 
#15
Well Mr Soviet actually.

Should Ivan have come over the IGB then:

Average life expectancy was 9mins for an infantryman in the late 80s... I think I seem to remember.
Average life expectancy for an MP was 36 hours!!!

CHOOSE LIFE!
Where did those b0llocks life expectancies come from? Royal Signals operators were supposed to be dead in 20 seconds... I'd expect the Russian gunners to have shorter expectancies than that from the breach explosions of putting so many rounds down range in 18 seconds!
 
#16
For sure it was 36 hours for MP. Could have been 9 seconds or 9mins for Inf... read them in 1988,,, please forgive my memory. However, the 36 is for real as it was the reason I transferred to MP when I went up to London from Cumbria.
 

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