The terrible events of today are still unfolding as I write this but amidst all the highly emotive issues that abound, why are we in the AMS not utilised? It strikes me as a terrible waste that the many highly trained and above all experienced military medics particulary A+E and Surgical Teams have not been deployed. This is not to re-open the debate on locating the Centre for Defence Medicine in London or retaining the QEMH but more to offer up our staff to assist in there many roles and further their experience. There must be many reading this with a great deal of incident management experience who at least can take comfort from the sterling work that our civilian collegues are doing and will continue to do. At least our TA collegues will be able to put some of their TELIC skills to good use!