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Medical Corps Commisison

#1
I am considering applying to the RAMC for commission. I have wide experience of the Army, transferable skills on the logistic side and have always been interested in the Corps. I increasingly feel that my own corps does not have a lot to offer me if I applied for commsision later on and was wondering if anyone would be interested in corresponding to give me a feel for what is expected and the feeling within the Corps for outside entrants.

This topic may have been done before but I would be grateful if you could humour me if anyone is feeling kind enough to provide sensible discussion.
 
#2
hellfyyr said:
I am considering applying to the RAMC for commission. I have wide experience of the Army, transferable skills on the logistic side and have always been interested in the Corps. I increasingly feel that my own corps does not have a lot to offer me if I applied for commsision later on.
why didnt you transfer earlier? This is a question I used to ask at selection interviews for hopefuls wanting to be ODPs:
me: why do you want to be an ODP?
Candidate: I've always wanted to be an ODP
me: why have you been in the REME /a CMT/ RLC for 5 years then?

what makes you think the RAMC has?
For many years the RAMC has been seen by those on the outside to be the easy option for a commission, however this year the LE commissions were only open to those who were serving AMS WOs.
 
#3
hellfyyr said:
I am considering applying to the RAMC for commission. I have wide experience of the Army, transferable skills on the logistic side and am desperate to continue in the army as civi street scares me. I increasingly feel that I dont stand a cat in hells chance of my own corps letting me commission and I have heard that the RAMC will take anyone with a pulse. If anyone would be interested in corresponding to give me a clue about how I could get away with it and tell me what it is you actually do, that would be great
This topic has been done to death before and I know that there is at least a 10 page plus topic on this forum alone, but I would be grateful if you could humour me if anyone is feeling kind enough to provide sensible discussion.
 
#4
drain_sniffer said:
hellfyyr said:
I am considering applying to the RAMC for commission. I have wide experience of the Army, transferable skills on the logistic side and am desperate to continue in the army as civi street scares me. I increasingly feel that I dont stand a cat in hells chance of my own corps letting me commission and I have heard that the RAMC will take anyone with a pulse. If anyone would be interested in corresponding to give me a clue about how I could get away with it and tell me what it is you actually do, that would be great
This topic has been done to death before and I know that there is at least a 10 page plus topic on this forum alone, but I would be grateful if you could humour me if anyone is feeling kind enough to provide sensible discussion.
:wink:
 
#5
What is it like??

I've been reading up on 2 Med Bde and it seems its quite different to others, i.e. you have things called newsletters. You also seem to be getting more (complex) comms kit than my current TA Sigs Bde.

p.s. I don't intend on changing capbadge before someone jumps down my throat.
 
#6
drain_sniffer said:
hellfyyr said:
I am considering applying to the RAMC for commission. I have wide experience of the Army, transferable skills on the logistic side and am desperate to continue in the army as civi street scares me. I increasingly feel that I dont stand a cat in hells chance of my own corps letting me commission and I have heard that the RAMC will take anyone with a pulse. If anyone would be interested in corresponding to give me a clue about how I could get away with it and tell me what it is you actually do, that would be great
This topic has been done to death before and I know that there is at least a 10 page plus topic on this forum alone, but I would be grateful if you could humour me if anyone is feeling kind enough to provide sensible discussion.
Ahh the first person to be a dick is EHT; how strange. I should not even dignify your dire attempt with a response.

I have quite a few years left and hardly want a cheat sheet here. I deal with the RAMC on a daily basis (currently on ops with them) and can see why you commisioned people from outside your own Corps to provide certain capabilities that your personnel do not have.
 
#7
hellfyyr said:
can see why you commisioned people from outside your own Corps to provide certain capabilities that your personnel do not have.
Thats right, its always good to have a RAMC badged officer who knows nothing about the clinical side being made OC Hosp Sqn.
 
#8
hellfyyr said:
drain_sniffer said:
hellfyyr said:
I am considering applying to the RAMC for commission. I have wide experience of the Army, transferable skills on the logistic side and am desperate to continue in the army as civi street scares me. I increasingly feel that I dont stand a cat in hells chance of my own corps letting me commission and I have heard that the RAMC will take anyone with a pulse. If anyone would be interested in corresponding to give me a clue about how I could get away with it and tell me what it is you actually do, that would be great
This topic has been done to death before and I know that there is at least a 10 page plus topic on this forum alone, but I would be grateful if you could humour me if anyone is feeling kind enough to provide sensible discussion.
Ahh the first person to be a dick is EHT; how strange. I should not even dignify your dire attempt with a response.
I have quite a few years left and hardly want a cheat sheet here. I deal with the RAMC on a daily basis (currently on ops with them) and can see why you commisioned people from outside your own Corps to provide certain capabilities that your personnel do not have.
but you did though...he he he :D
 
#9
hellfyyr said:
drain_sniffer said:
hellfyyr said:
I am considering applying to the RAMC for commission. I have wide experience of the Army, transferable skills on the logistic side and am desperate to continue in the army as civi street scares me. I increasingly feel that I dont stand a cat in hells chance of my own corps letting me commission and I have heard that the RAMC will take anyone with a pulse. If anyone would be interested in corresponding to give me a clue about how I could get away with it and tell me what it is you actually do, that would be great
This topic has been done to death before and I know that there is at least a 10 page plus topic on this forum alone, but I would be grateful if you could humour me if anyone is feeling kind enough to provide sensible discussion.
Ahh the first person to be a dick is EHT; how strange. I should not even dignify your dire attempt with a response.

I have quite a few years left and hardly want a cheat sheet here. I deal with the RAMC on a daily basis (currently on ops with them) and can see why you commisioned people from outside your own Corps to provide certain capabilities that your personnel do not have.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Cunt.

PS. Still not a moderator yet then?!
 
#10
Sky-Monkey said:
hellfyyr said:
drain_sniffer said:
hellfyyr said:
I am considering applying to the RAMC for commission. I have wide experience of the Army, transferable skills on the logistic side and am desperate to continue in the army as civi street scares me. I increasingly feel that I dont stand a cat in hells chance of my own corps letting me commission and I have heard that the RAMC will take anyone with a pulse. If anyone would be interested in corresponding to give me a clue about how I could get away with it and tell me what it is you actually do, that would be great
This topic has been done to death before and I know that there is at least a 10 page plus topic on this forum alone, but I would be grateful if you could humour me if anyone is feeling kind enough to provide sensible discussion.
Ahh the first person to be a dick is EHT; how strange. I should not even dignify your dire attempt with a response.

I have quite a few years left and hardly want a cheat sheet here. I deal with the RAMC on a daily basis (currently on ops with them) and can see why you commisioned people from outside your own Corps to provide certain capabilities that your personnel do not have.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Cunt.

PS. Still not a moderator yet then?!
Actually no, been a bit busy on ops...
 
#11
Filbert Fox said:
hellfyyr said:
can see why you commisioned people from outside your own Corps to provide certain capabilities that your personnel do not have.
Thats right, its always good to have a RAMC badged officer who knows nothing about the clinical side being made OC Hosp Sqn.
Of course the decade or so of other very pertinent information I have gained might save me a bit of time and allow me to concentrate on learning a little about the clinical side. I also thought I might start at Captain if that's ok with you Filbert; sort of work my way up to OC Hosp sqn over time :D

I asked a very serious question and sadly I am not getting a great deal of support from people I thought might be a bit better than that. I will persevere with finding out through other mens.
 
#12
hellfyyr said:
I will persevere with finding out through other mens.
whatever floats your boat....not illegal anymore



ps...there is at least a 20 page thread on this, and if you are as clever as you say you are, then you will not need the help of some random jokers on an anonymous web site. You do appear very precious though, so you are halfway there in being an MSO anyway :D

(you do know what an MSO is don't you :?
 
#13
I would read some of the threads that have been posted on here about TFI LE commisions etc, some of us have our own opinions about it and have put these down numerous times before.

Personally from my experience most if not all the TFI commisions I worked with in my 13 years were absolute 'tools', but I may well have been unlucky, the best LE commissioned bods were usually ex RAMC CMT's or OTT/ODPs, ones who had earned the rank and not arsed kissed.

What special qualities can someone from out of the corps bring to being an MSO?

It's something that I have always wondered about, as the ones I met brought nothing extra to the table at all, in fact with less clinical appreciation and experience in running various medical facilities such as RAP's, FD AMB Sections, Dressing Stations, Medical Centres, Hospital Departments which most if not all RAMC WO's have at some stage, I personally think that TFI's bring less to the table.

If you do get through the board then good luck to you, and I hope you are not like the TFI Rodneys I had to contend with.

Not a personal pop as I obviously don't know you, but my corps for years commissioned from other corps and arms and in my opinion damaged it no end in the process.
 
#14
hellfyyr said:
I asked a very serious question and sadly I am not getting a great deal of support from people I thought might be a bit better than that. I will persevere with finding out through other mens.
I thoght my first post in this thread was very serious (especially for me!)

As for the 'mens' bit, I hope thats not why you are especially interested in the medics!
 
#15
Fuck him and the horse he rode in on. He's an arrogant tosser who deserves everything he gets. Seen his laughable attempt to bring down the eBayer he got stung by? Failed miserably I believe. And as for emailing the COs asking to be a moderator..
 
#16
Polar

Never - what a Corps person becoming a MSO - Never - oh and the kit your deploying is - well tomorrow is another day

Actualy EMIS is a good bit of kit :)

LoL
 
#17
FFS

in my humble 22 yrs with AMS, I am always amazed at other cap-badges wanting to join - then when they do, all they do is slag off the AMS

Whats the matter with commissioning in your current cap-badge Hellfriger - too much like work ?

why dont you do us all a favour and take your 'high and mighty' attitude elsewhere

I am honestly glad that this year all the LE commissions for the RAMC were ring-fenced for AMS cap badges only. I have no problem with most of my MSO colleagues that I have worked with/ or around but the RAMC have produced some excellent, experienced and knowledgable WOs in the past, then let some pen pusher / trench hopper elbow them out of an LE slot
 
#18
Sky-Monkey said:
Fuck him and the horse he rode in on. He's an arrogant tosser who deserves everything he gets. Seen his laughable attempt to bring down the eBayer he got stung by? Failed miserably I believe. And as for emailing the COs asking to be a moderator..
Your own posts and attitude are hardly laudable are they...
 
#19
Bedpan2zero said:
FFS

in my humble 22 yrs with AMS, I am always amazed at other cap-badges wanting to join - then when they do, all they do is slag off the AMS

Whats the matter with commissioning in your current cap-badge Hellfriger - too much like work ?

why dont you do us all a favour and take your 'high and mighty' attitude elsewhere

I am honestly glad that this year all the LE commissions for the RAMC were ring-fenced for AMS cap badges only. I have no problem with most of my MSO colleagues that I have worked with/ or around but the RAMC have produced some excellent, experienced and knowledgable WOs in the past, then let some pen pusher / trench hopper elbow them out of an LE slot
My high and mighty attempts to simply and respectfully ask if anyone is willing to have a chat about LE Commissioning in your Corps?

I will simply chat to someone sensible and will continue to support your guys as I have been for the past few months...
 
#20
GP3_Bunny said:
Polar

Never - what a Corps person becoming a MSO - Never - oh and the kit your deploying is - well tomorrow is another day

Actualy EMIS is a good bit of kit :)

LoL
Tuh, I'm working in your area from next week. Not sure if I'm stopping working in your previous area of work (DS1)
 

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