movement of medical unit from aldershot to midlands

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  1. 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
  2. Confirmed tonight as Lichfield.
  3. I guessed it would be Lichfield, any idea which unit it is that has been earmarked to move, and what sort of timeframe they are looking at?
  4. As in Whittington Bcks, Lichfield? :?
  5. Yes its has been confirmed check your PM for further info guys, co-location of a number of key medical units can only be a good thing.
  6. 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".

  7. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Wasn't there some discussion of acquiring part of the Selly Oak site after the hospital there moves to a new site?
  8. 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.
  9. Does this mean that there will be a RAMC WOs & Sgts Mess at the new 'preferred' site?
  10. Should that not read 'AMS WOs & Sgts Mess'
  11. No...............RAMC WOs & Sgts the RADC, but RAMC.

  12. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    WM, the RAMC is a thing of the past. They are Tri-service and at the very least AMS. The day of the RAMC is at an end.

    The Grey mafia must be laughing into their soup.
  13. Oh bugger!!!!

    So the next thing that will be out of the window is the RAMC Corps RSM??
    Still, the RADC or QARANC CRSM could do the job eh??