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Liam Fox background

#1
Everywhere you read blurb about Liam Fox it says he is a former civiliam army medical officer. What does that mean ?

Is he TA or was he sponsered with a bursary & an officer cadet in the UOTC whilst studying medicine at Glasgow University ?
 
#3
school_for_scoundrels said:
Everywhere you read blurb about Liam Fox it says he is a former civiliam army medical officer. What does that mean ?

Is he TA or was he sponsered with a bursary & an officer cadet in the UOTC whilst studying medicine at Glasgow University ?
Says it all M8.. 8)
 
#4
easesprings said:
what does it matter
Well maybe if that is his background he might take a different view about the 100 year old traditions of the UOTC`s & consider it part of the basic groundwork towards helping put some leadership boots on the ground.

One multi million or billion pound aircraft carrier can get sunk, like the Titanic, on it`s first day out. Withdrawing the, by comparison, few coppers of funding for the OTC, which the previous regime proposed or has already done, looks like short sighted stupidity. The bankers forgot what basic banking was about & it looks like the MOD have taken their eye off the ball too.
 
#7
Furryturd said:
Civillian Army Medical Officer.......

A civillian doctor employed by the MOD to work in a med centre.

Not a member of the armed forces.
I hope he wasn't one of the docs that says to Tpr Fcuknuts "I can't see anything wrong but if you say it hurts then it must. How long would you like off?" "Er, about 3 months please doc?!"
 
#8
broken_man said:
Furryturd said:
Civillian Army Medical Officer.......

A civillian doctor employed by the MOD to work in a med centre.

Not a member of the armed forces.
I hope he wasn't one of the docs that says to Tpr Fcuknuts "I can't see anything wrong but if you say it hurts then it must. How long would you like off?" "Er, about 3 months please doc?!"
Damn why didn't I ever get one of those...I got the ones who went.

"here's your biff chit...now go and see the physio who will beast you for a month to sort your hip out and the PTI who will beast you in the pool doing arm only lengths because you can't run."

S_R
 
#9
Sympathetic_Reaction said:
After lots of investigation I have worked out he was probably -

A Civilian

working for the Army

as a Medical Officer.

May have got this wrong though.

S_R
Precisely, `a civilian army medical officer `, well done !

I bet you`re a special government advisor doing the next strategic defence review.
 
#10
school_for_scoundrels said:
Sympathetic_Reaction said:
After lots of investigation I have worked out he was probably -

A Civilian

working for the Army

as a Medical Officer.

May have got this wrong though.

S_R
Precisely, `a civilian army medical officer `, well done !

I bet you`re a special government advisor doing the next strategic defence review.
Er S_f_S, based on your reply, am I correct in identifying this thread as a wah after the fact?
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
If Fox was basically a civilian GP he will have had experience of 'ordinary people' which is no bad thing in a politician. They don't come much more ordinary than the folks I sit amongst in the germ exchange while I'm waiting for my checkup.
 
#12
seaweed said:
If Fox was basically a civilian GP he will have had experience of 'ordinary people' which is no bad thing in a politician. They don't come much more ordinary than the folks I sit amongst in the germ exchange while I'm waiting for my checkup.
Silly bugger, did`nt you learn anything, you should have had your NBC suit on then should`nt you ?
 
#13
Turret_Monster said:
school_for_scoundrels said:
Sympathetic_Reaction said:
After lots of investigation I have worked out he was probably -

A Civilian

working for the Army

as a Medical Officer.

May have got this wrong though.

S_R
Precisely, `a civilian army medical officer `, well done !

I bet you`re a special government advisor doing the next strategic defence review.
Er S_f_S, based on your reply, am I correct in identifying this thread as a wah after the fact?
Quite !
 
#15
school_for_scoundrels said:
Sympathetic_Reaction said:
After lots of investigation I have worked out he was probably -

A Civilian

working for the Army

as a Medical Officer.

May have got this wrong though.

S_R
Precisely, `a civilian army medical officer `, well done !

I bet you`re a special government advisor doing the next strategic defence review.
Help me out here...so you think SR is special, working for the government providing advice on a review of defence at the strategic level?
 
#16
Cuddles said:
school_for_scoundrels said:
Sympathetic_Reaction said:
After lots of investigation I have worked out he was probably -

A Civilian

working for the Army

as a Medical Officer.

May have got this wrong though.

S_R
Precisely, `a civilian army medical officer `, well done !

I bet you`re a special government advisor doing the next strategic defence review.
Help me out here...so you think SR is special, working for the government providing advice on a review of defence at the strategic level?
When he said `May have got that wrong though` he was giving away classified information.
 
#17
seaweed said:
If Fox was basically a civilian GP he will have had experience of 'ordinary people' which is no bad thing in a politician. They don't come much more ordinary than the folks I sit amongst in the germ exchange while I'm waiting for my checkup.
He'd have done much of his training at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow. There's nothing ordinary about the patients in that place.
 
#18
school_for_scoundrels said:
easesprings said:
what does it matter
Well maybe if that is his background he might take a different view about the 100 year old traditions of the UOTC`s & consider it part of the basic groundwork towards helping put some leadership boots on the ground.

One multi million or billion pound aircraft carrier can get sunk, like the Titanic, on it`s first day out. Withdrawing the, by comparison, few coppers of funding for the OTC, which the previous regime proposed or has already done, looks like short sighted stupidity. The bankers forgot what basic banking was about & it looks like the MOD have taken their eye off the ball too.
Are you a special needs student?
 
#19
Ancient_Mariner said:
seaweed said:
If Fox was basically a civilian GP he will have had experience of 'ordinary people' which is no bad thing in a politician. They don't come much more ordinary than the folks I sit amongst in the germ exchange while I'm waiting for my checkup.
He'd have done much of his training at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow. There's nothing ordinary about the patients in that place.
Correct, that place is as lively as Belfast on a bad night! So he has treated the after effects of gsws and the razer, good grounding for defence I say, rather better than an ex Union chubb.
 
#20
pimpernel said:
Ancient_Mariner said:
seaweed said:
If Fox was basically a civilian GP he will have had experience of 'ordinary people' which is no bad thing in a politician. They don't come much more ordinary than the folks I sit amongst in the germ exchange while I'm waiting for my checkup.
He'd have done much of his training at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow. There's nothing ordinary about the patients in that place.
Correct, that place is as lively as Belfast on a bad night! So he has treated the after effects of gsws and the razer, good grounding for defence I say, rather better than an ex Union chubb.
Too true. I used to know a nurse who worked there. They'd get the winos from the City Centre turning up at A&E when they were sick. She told a tale of one bloke who needed oxygen.

When left on his own, he lit up a ciggie and put the oxygen mask back on. "We only knew something was wrong when we saw a blinding, white light and heard screaming. He needed plastic surgery."
 

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