Does anyone know this chap?

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Hello all,

I found this on a war poetry website.

I have emailed the only military historian I know, and he doesn't know of a GW1 RAMC DCM holder, or a RAMC Captured soldier. I think he was an OTT, reading the intro.

If the poor chap is suffering from being a POW, can we help?????????

Anyone wanna comment?

Poem by Combat Medic Robert Johns

Robert Johns introduces his poem
I retired from the army in 2000, after 24yrs service,as an anaesthetic technician in the RAMC.

I served in the Falklands,& the 1991 Gulf War with various field hospitals. I was also a POW during the 1991 Gulf War & was dreadfully abused by my captors.

Since retiring from the army, I have been employed as an assistant coroner near where I live.

To this day I still suffer from the physical,& mental injuries acquired during these two conflicts.

Robert Johns, DCM.LLB. SRN. MIOT.

Combat Medic

I am a combat medic,
I serve to help the wounded,
Whatever your colour,race,or creed,
I carry neither bomb or bullet.

With an aid kit on my back,
An armband on my sleeve,
I race across the battlefield,
Bringing help unto the needy.

Through shot, shell, and rifle fire,
I care for every wounded soul,
I tend and toil from dawn to dusk,
And then I toil some more.

After the battle has been fought,
The soldiers have all gone home,
Spare a thought for the combat medic
Who is long time dead and gone.

Robert Johns
Copyright R. Johns 2003.
 
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WasMe said:
Hello all,

I found this on a war poetry website.

I have emailed the only military historian I know, and he doesn't know of a GW1 RAMC DCM holder, or a RAMC Captured soldier. I think he was an OTT, reading the intro.

If the poor chap is suffering from being a POW, can we help?????????

Anyone wanna comment?

Poem by Combat Medic Robert Johns

Robert Johns introduces his poem
I retired from the army in 2000, after 24yrs service,as an anaesthetic technician in the RAMC.

I served in the Falklands,& the 1991 Gulf War with various field hospitals. I was also a POW during the 1991 Gulf War & was dreadfully abused by my captors.

Since retiring from the army, I have been employed as an assistant coroner near where I live.

To this day I still suffer from the physical,& mental injuries acquired during these two conflicts.

Robert Johns, DCM.LLB. SRN. MIOT.

Combat Medic

I am a combat medic,
I serve to help the wounded,
Whatever your colour,race,or creed,
I carry neither bomb or bullet.

With an aid kit on my back,
An armband on my sleeve,
I race across the battlefield,
Bringing help unto the needy.

Through shot, shell, and rifle fire,
I care for every wounded soul,
I tend and toil from dawn to dusk,
And then I toil some more.

After the battle has been fought,
The soldiers have all gone home,
Spare a thought for the combat medic
Who is long time dead and gone.

Robert Johns
Copyright R. Johns 2003.
Sure that this appeared before look at his post nominals DCM check to see if it was gazzeted, the MIOT would suggest that I would have worked with him as it was a gizit post noms from the old BAODA/city and guilds days don't remember him, but I did spend a lot of time hammered though.
 

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There were no Op Granby RAMC captured or modern RAMC DCM holders. The post noms are probably some pony H&S qualification. He talks with forked tongue.
 
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Ventress said:
There were no Op Granby RAMC captured or modern DCM holders. The post noms are probably some pony H&S qualification. He talks with forked tongue.
Wasn't it claimed as Debt Councilling Management or Diploma in Combat Medicine (£45.95+Vat) tish and pish anyhow

As for no RAMC captured there was the incident of the youngish OTT cornered by a Biggish Ward Stewardess.
 
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i know we had a few allied POW's in the gulf! thought they were of a special kind though!!

so he served in the falklands and the first gulf!? and was awarded a DCM!!!

been searching on the tinternet for a while cant find owt!
 
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I think his story is utter c0ck, but it comes as no surprise that an "anaesthetic technician" finds time to write poetry 'cos there's shag all all else to do in that role once the patient is asleep.
 
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Jacques_Bustard said:
I think his story is utter c0ck, but it comes as no surprise that an "anaesthetic technician" finds time to write poetry 'cos there's shag all all else to do in that role once the patient is asleep.
those hands of nomies just don't play themselves you know, and the tea/coffee needs to be made, nurses letched at it wasn't all like being in x-ray or the lab you know
 
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Ventress said:
There were no Op Granby RAMC captured or modern RAMC DCM holders. The post noms are probably some pony H&S qualification. He talks with forked tongue.
They are not H&S Post Noms
 
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Ventress said:
cbgramc said:
100% solid gold one.
Seconded and Thirded!

Poem by Combat Medic Robert Johns

Robert Johns introduces his poem

I retired from the army in 2000, after 24yrs service,as an anaesthetic technician in the RAMC. NO SUCH TRADE AND WAS NOT AN OTT / ODP

Robert Johns, DCM.LLB. SRN. MIOT.

Post Noms:

LLB = Law Degree
SRN = State Registered Nurse
MIOT = Member of the Institute of Technicians
 
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woodandy3 said:
i know we had a few allied POW's in the gulf! thought they were of a special kind though!!
so he served in the falklands and the first gulf!? and was awarded a DCM!!!

been searching on the tinternet for a while cant find owt!
Some went into the bag when the Eyeraquis invaded - DA staff and suchlike.

And he wasn't one of them :D
 
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