Wonder if anyone has an opinion on a point that was raised at a recent MATT weekend? Someone asked the question why are UK Medical personnel (protected by the Geneva Conventions) generally armed with an infantry assault rifle when they are only allowed to use arms to defend themselves and their patients? Is this within the spirit of the Treaty? I seem to remember being told (a long time ago) that Medical personnel were barred from carrying the SLR because of this. Everyone seemed to have pistols or SMGs in those days. It seems to me to have been since the SA80 appeared that this situation changed. Anyone cast any light on this?