Hi there new member here, please be nice. I have spent three years within a medical regiment. These people have to be seen to be believed. In the RLC you can get promoted to Lcpl but must pass a military proficiency certificate within a year to qualify. Medics can leave basic training and within a year get promoted without doing a cadre course not recognised by the army training recruiting agency. So they become a lance jack with the minimum of training or experience which put those of us who have qualified ,done operational tours, second unit posting who are sweats, who understand the military way of thinking in the same league. It doesnt stop there, there are also staffies whom wouldnt make it to the rank of corporal in any other corp. So when you are lying on the battlefield bleeding to death and been picked up by a medic lance jack , remember it may be there first tour, unable to read a map with the minimum of battlefield training, do you feel safe? They call themselves combat medical technicians. 1 they are not combat trained 2 Medical training not recognised in civvy street 3 Technicians think not! not one of them is qualified to be a first aider in civvy street.