My father in law heard something on the radio about an aldershot based medical unit being moved to the midlands. Apparently it was announced parliament today. Does anyone know which unit it is and when they are moving? Cheers CC
Yes, and the key word in that article is "preferred".
DMSD has been given permission to scope Whittington Barracks as a future site for HQ DMETA, RCDM and elements currently based at Keogh Barracks.
Given that the site is substantially smaller than Keogh and the proposal is to fit considerably more bodies into it, I suspect that DMSTC may not, as a whole, move to join the rest of DMSD even if the site receives final approval. Other sites are being considered as alternatives for the future location of DMSTC, including the option of staying at Keogh.
This is still a long way from being a "done deal".
Yes there was talk of a selly oak site but the prices were well beyond that of the MOD purse. Lichfield will be the new location of RCDM and 33 fd hospital. It is unlikely that anybody working in Birmingham on a clinical type job will move to Lichfield. They will keep the SSSA accom in Brum due to the fact that it will take 2 hours to get into Brum and longer to get out of an evening. Emails are flying around now for headsheds and people who may be affected by the process.
If the days of the individual Coprs is at an end why have we just been issued (I mean self bought) TRFs? or was that just a last ditch attempt at clinging on to our Identity.
AMS isnt the issue here, when waas the last time we deployed a hospital without diluting ourselves to the colour purple.
RAF are losing monopoly on IRT, we cant man our own hospitals the only thing missing is 16 CS taking over the med bays on a ship!!
Anyway back to the thread.....
who would want to be in 33 FD Hosp if all those establishments were shoehorned in to the camps? we need troops for a demo, we need vehicles and drivers for this.... we need someone to run this dinner.... We need more whipping boys!!
....isn't it a good idea to have a few med units together so that when one unit deploys it will have the manpower at hand straight away, instead of waiting for those signals, faxes, telephone calls and conference calls, the CO's can decide who goes over lunch! It also shortens the time required to get manpower into the unit for training.
Imagine it, big big square............many many medics (loose term) together in a massive squad. They have already numbered off and are awaiting their next command.
Purple RSM marches onto the square and shouts.
"Ladies and Gentleman, today numbers 1 through 56 will deploy, numbers 57 through to 89 will deploy on Wednesday. numbers 90 through 109 will support medic unit one and deploy on Thursday week................. numbers 110 to 123 are rear party....................but be prepared to deploy next month"