Norwich Detachment, 254 Field Ambulance TA, anyone know them?

#1
Hello,

Looking to join the above mentioned unit but not been getting reply to my emails or someone to answer the phone. Does anyone know anything about them?

I would really like to join as an ODP. I

Nate
 
#3
Right chaps.

1 - it is no longer a Detachment and hasn't been since about 2005. You are almost certainly not emailing the right people. I suspect you're looking at some old webpage. Yellow pages is more up to date than many army websites sadly.

2 - it became "A Sqn, 254 Medical Regiment" and has nothing to do with 2 Med Bde.

3 - Call the Sqn Admin Officer on 01603 429086. He's a nice chap and will be able to answer all your questions.

4 - if that doesn't work, send an email to the email address I'm going to PM you. A Sqn absolutely would not ignore you as they, like every other TA unit, are keen to recruit.

IBE
 
#6
thanks guys, just had an email back and they could only let join as a CMT and not an ODP. Gutted to be honest but onwards and upwards.
 
#7
thanks guys, just had an email back and they could only let join as a CMT and not an ODP. Gutted to be honest but onwards and upwards.
I'm surprised to hear that. I had some dealings with a few guys from that unit not long ago and I assumed from what they were saying that they would have welcomed a qualified ODP with open arms.
 
#9
I was gutted but I guess they only need what they are required to deploy.
Out of interest, are you currently in practice or not? I'd have thought that a fully trained and current ODP would have been more deployable than a CMT(V) in the prevailing Healthcare Governance environment.
 
#11
There is a new unit that is national and takes people from all over the country to act as a pool of personnel.

Ring that number. I pm'd you. There are ODP vacancies in the TA.

Med regt do not have ODP. Speak to
CVHQ recruiting as i said and you may get in another unit
 
#12
Out of curiousity, would this unit have any connection to 257 which has/had dets in Harrow, DOY Chelsea, and Norwich?
 
#13
will give it a look cokecan. Just a shame Norwich is a bit isolated compared to other places as it limits where I can travel to. Not going to give up just yet and I appreciate the help.
 
#14
All I know from what I've heard is that it's made up of people from all over the country and acts as a pool to
Backstop other units deploying. I know an ODP who is part of it. He does his MATTS with a local TA unit though.
 
#16
Out of curiousity, would this unit have any connection to 257 which has/had dets in Harrow, DOY Chelsea, and Norwich?
257 was disbanded in 2005, rather than lose all of the qualified people our OC at that time (Maj Hayward) negotiated for us to become a detachment of 254 Field Ambulance, now known as 254 Medical Regiment. I was a member of 257 Norwich detachment before being reallocated to 254.
 
#17
There is a new unit that is national and takes people from all over the country to act as a pool of personnel.

Ring that number. I pm'd you. There are ODP vacancies in the TA.

Med regt do not have ODP. Speak to
CVHQ recruiting as i said and you may get in another unit
Whats this all about then? Can you give us some more info?

Cheers!
 
#19
I'm going to see the unit in August and discuss the way forward. Had some promising Emails though and things looking brighter which is good.

Thank you for all your help.
 

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