Fraid not,brew_n_beer said:The only way to avoid going green for your second posting is to get on an A&E or ITU course, then you dodge the bullet for a little while at least. I myself am about to take the leap from MDHU to CSMR, looking forward to it, but my unit is making me work right until the last minute though, (bugg3r!!).
captainchaos said:As far as I am aware there are only postings for JNCO RGNs at the Fd Hosps or 16 CS Med Regt. There are only NO posts at the GS Med Regts (although we have rank ranged Cpl - Capt LSNs on our Warfighting Establishment - as do most Inf Bn RAPs). I understand that the reason the GS Med Regts do not have JNCO RGNs is that there were concerns about guard duties and a general lack of work for them to do. I believe that this is a flawed idea AND that doing Gd Comds etc is good experience for JNCO RGNs (never did me any harm). I did 2 field unit tours as a JNCO - 33 Fd Hosp and 16 CS Med Regt. I enjoyed each for different reasons. At 33 I was a Pte (back when we had Pte RGNs). I worked 2 1/2 days a week on an orthopaedic ward at Haslar and 2 1/2 days in the unit. Checking tentage and painting boxes was a pain in the arrse, but I had time to study and do phys in work time - unlike working in the hospitals. 16 CS was great too, less kit to look after and more opportunity to conduct clinical training and more challenging PT. Like anything, you get out what you put in. Good luck in the field army, apply yourself to everything and give 100% - you will enjoy your time more, get the opportunity to do some mil courses and develop yourself and probably walk away with a promotion to Sgt in the bag - it worked for me!