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Medics trained as EOD?

#1
I know it's only telly, but on Casualty tonight, the aussie/new zealand "colonel" doctor put her stethoscope against a bomb and declared it to be a "delayed action fuse", before giving morale-boosting orders to a PTSD ex-soldier, then carrying out an amputation on scene.

Are they being cross trained now, or are the script writers taking bigger liberties than usual?! ;-)
 
#2
Seems this Doc is about as switched on as us other Muitl Traded RLC bods..

Dvr-Rad Ops!

Come on the fag ops dont desert me now..lolol

Right Im off before the abuse comes!!!
 
#3
Yep, cross training at its very very best. Doctor puts stethoscope against bomb and asks "how are you feeling the the moment?".

Bomb says "Okay at the moment, but I could snap at any minute."

Diagnosis: Delayed action.

In future a pyschiatric nurse will be deployed to talk to the bomb about issues of self harm and why it thinks blowing itself up is such a good idea.
 
#4
as she walked towards it, i said to the missus "if this fucking idiot does any sort of bomb disposal, i'm never watching casualty again"
 
#5
Sneezeclown said:
Yep, cross training at its very very best. Doctor puts stethoscope against bomb and asks "how are you feeling the the moment?".

Bomb says "Okay at the moment, but I could snap at any minute."

Diagnosis: Delayed action.

In future a pyschiatric nurse will be deployed to talk to the bomb about issues of self harm and why it thinks blowing itself up is such a good idea.
You should watch 'Dark Star' - very funny. Exactly that scenario.
 
#6
Apparently she is going to Afghanistan for "peace and quiet" after Holby...'kin hell, she puts a plaster on, gets snogged by an ambulance tech, and suddenly she can't cope with the pressure?

Then again, she did manage to throw a piece of paper with a PTSD Doc's number on it at the ex-squaddie. You know the type, shaking, violent tendencies, killed an innocent child - the usual stereotype that the scriptwriters chuck out then they are too lazy to think.
 
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Bottleosmoke

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#7
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
as she walked towards it, i said to the missus "if this fucking idiot does any sort of bomb disposal, i'm never watching casualty again"
And theres me watching Dragons Den trying to look up Deborah Meadon's skirt!
 

Percy_Pigeon

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#8
Its drama for God sake no one said is has to make sense or be true.

It never does and never will.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, or even a bad one…

Pidgy
 
#9
You all sat there and watched Casualty?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Bloody hell, did the missus hide the remote? There was footy on Sky as well.
 
#11
I didn't watch it, but, as a medic I am disgusted! I cannot believe that 'those civvie people' now believe that RAMC Doctors defused bombs!

We need to put the story straight and let them know that it is in fact an everyday role for a RAMC Combat Medical Technician (with a little help of a Loggie and an Engineer or two) and not, as shown in casualty, a Doctor.

:numberone:

:thumleft:
 
#12
Bubbles_Barker said:
Sneezeclown said:
Yep, cross training at its very very best. Doctor puts stethoscope against bomb and asks "how are you feeling the the moment?".

Bomb says "Okay at the moment, but I could snap at any minute."

Diagnosis: Delayed action.

In future a pyschiatric nurse will be deployed to talk to the bomb about issues of self harm and why it thinks blowing itself up is such a good idea.
You should watch 'Dark Star' - very funny. Exactly that scenario.
Hooray, at last someone who watched Dark Star. You beat me to that comment Bubbles!
 
#13
Bottleosmoke said:
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
as she walked towards it, i said to the missus "if this fucking idiot does any sort of bomb disposal, i'm never watching casualty again"
And theres me watching Dragons Den trying to look up Deborah Meadon's skirt!

So it's not just me then :headbang:
 
#14
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
You all sat there and watched Casualty?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Bloody hell, did the missus hide the remote? There was footy on Sky as well.
it was only the scum and arsenal. i watched the proper match on tuesday night. :)
 
#15
Was that the scum going through though!!

As for the TV drama thing apparently Judge John Deed tried a Squaddie for war crimes the other week.
 
#16
Bring back Soldier Soldier!!!!!!!!!!!!

Update it, and bring it back!!!!!!!!!
 
#17
3 points:

1- I never did EOD, but I don't need a stethoscope to know that if a live bomb hasn't yet gone off might well have a delayed action fuse. It's going to go off -> it hasn't yet = delayed QED. Oh, and I' not a doc either.

2- old one I know, but is there any truth that they were once thinking of naming CMTs Combat Unit Nursing Technicians once upon a time

3- when Soldier, Soldier was on we had guys tapping the boards requesting a transfer to the King's Own Fusiliers (there were some hunnies on the production crew though)
 
#18
Percy_Pigeon said:
Its drama for God sake no one said is has to make sense or be true.
It never does and never will.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, or even a bad one…

Pidgy
I beg to differ, I'm all for a bit of artistic license but bu99er a bloody pantomime!! Drama should be true and make sense - you're thinking of comedy, which is a good description of Casualty as any...
 
#19
batus_survivor said:
............ if a live bomb hasn't yet gone off might well have a delayed action fuse. It's going to go off -> it hasn't yet......
Old vegetables 'go off'.... Ammunition 'functions' ...... Jeeez :)
 
#20
Bomb_Doctor said:
batus_survivor said:
............ if a live bomb hasn't yet gone off might well have a delayed action fuse. It's going to go off -> it hasn't yet......
Old vegetables 'go off'.... Ammunition 'functions' ...... Jeeez :)
the next time i hear a bomb "go off" will i have to think of all the times i could smell rotten veg??? p.s who are these bomb disposal experts?? do they pick up the bomb expertly and throw it in a bin, as the papers would have us believe??????????? :frustrated:
 

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