New Regt Formed 1Apr05: 335 Medical Transfer Regiment (V)

Discussion in 'Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC' started by BuggerAll, Mar 28, 2005.

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  1. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I'd like to invite members of ARRSE to celebrate the formation of a new Regiment. On 31 Mar 05 the Ambulance Train Group (Volunteers) (ATG) will cease to exist and in its place on 1 Apr 05 335 Medical Transfer Regiment (Volunteers) will come into being.

    The ATG, and its predecessors, used to man the Hospital Trains in Germany.

    335 will provide clinicians to man Ambulances where a casualty requires medical attention on the move. A bit like Aeromed Evac, but on the ground.

    ATG is, and 335 will be, a specialist AMS TA unit working out of CVHQ at HQ 2 Med Bde.
     
  2. Is this an early april fool?
     
  3. Im so excited and moved by this inspirational new doctrine i nearly wet myself. Well done you.
     
  4. fecking Ambulance train 8O Your taking the pissh.....no :roll: Oh how useful are you lot in a war
     
  5. We certainly have plenty of Fat Controlers in the Corps...
     
  6. So when are top hat and tails being issued then :twisted:
     
  7. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Nothing wrong with trains. I spend most of my day on one! :wink:
     
  8. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    D-L, Aside from whether its in good taste to mock somebody else's unit, I think you've got the point. Ambulance Trains probably are an oudmoded concept - thats why the unit has been re-formed as a Medical Transfer Regiment.

    C-M the Top Hat and Tails have been withdrawn - becuase the Train has gone.
     
  9. Dont we have CCAST for this type of thing?
     
  10. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    CCAST: Critical Care in the Air Support Team: Role of the Medical Transfer Regiment is to provide the clinicians who provide the critical care or HD care on the ground. Same sort of thing, but not flying. And no we don't have that dedicated capabilty at the moment, its always had to be done on an ad-hoc basis before.
     
  11. As being one of the Medical types, I am in the true belief that we should mock ourselves before mocking others, and as the AMS is one big joke.....I have never got anywhere near mocking other Corps yet. One day the AMS will sort itself out and then I can go forth and mock the rest of the Army :wink:

    However how and in what context are we talking transfer??
     
  12. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Doh! Doh! and double Doh! What an arrse am I? The name of the Regiment is 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment (Volunteers) - not transfer.
     
  13. Should we be moving all critically ill patients by air….generally yes….BUT civilian practice suggest not always… only the RAF medical service thinks otherwise!!! Can the UK plc afford to move by air all High Dependency casualties during large scale deliberate intervention operations? No. Can yer average MO, CMT or RGN remove the most critically ill patients over long distances by road? No. Solution: Create a specialist capability in the TA to undertake this task.
     
  14. Good idea in theory but plagued by the one big thing.....how much will it cost? Who will staff it? What mixes of trades/quals?

    we are struggling to cope with what we have at present. On paper the TA looks viable but as we saw on telic and are continuing to see on Telic, this doesn't hapen on the ground.

    Another glossy coat of paint to a crumbling building :roll:
     
  15. In Iraq last year, while the uprisings were on, we had no trouble CCASTing our casualties. Helo to airhead and then CCAST flight either to Kuwait or UK depending on severity of the injury.

    Had a brilliant presentation fom the head of CCAST last week, very informative.
    In this day and age of air superiority if not supremacy, and the increased use in helicopters for evac from point of wounding to R2 (life saving surgery) R3 (life, limb and eye saving surgery) and even R4, do we really need a load of dustmen parading as CMTs in Casey Jones hats, stranded at the APOD/SPOD with their choo choo's as there are no tracks to run them on?