RAMC Corps Sunday!

#1
I was wondering what other units were doing for corps sunday. I just went to ours and to be honest was a bit dissapointed It was basicaly a roman Catholic Mass and the word RAMC was mentioned maybe five times, nothing mentioned about our proud history or the people we have lost in recent years.

Afterwards was a curry lunch which was good but minimal attendance.
 
#2
Cylon lover:-
That now seems to be the way, not only of the world, but also of the Army :- Dont mention 'it' and 'it' will go away.
I proud Corps decimated by the few in Whitehall.
LONG LIVE THE 'MEDICAL' SERVICES.

Phredd (one day I will learn how to spell Fred)
 
#3
Nothing seems to have changed since I left the RAMC in 2004 after my 22 years of loyal blahdy blahdy blah.

Every year it was the same apathetic display. People were "forced" to attend rather than volunteer, then, as soon as the service finished people seemed to vanish into thin air. No hanging around for a chinwag and a catch up at the curry lunch, either in the Mess or the Junior ranks dining hall

Maybe things will change in the future and our Corps will take time to remember its fallen comrades...but unfortunately...I don't think it will.

Regards to all

Medders ( still going strong ish)
 
#4
medman
Makes me think I was in a different army to yours, or was the era wrong. IDK.
Phredd
 
#5
Im att. to TA Fd Hosp that is obv predominantly grey mafia and although we hinted about Corps weekend it never even got a mention. Maybe its cos our Reg Offr are all commissioned from other Arms and couldn't give a toss and like to remind you that their Corps/Arm was so good.
 
#6
cylon_lover said:
I just went to ours and to be honest was a bit dissapointed It was basicaly a roman Catholic Mass and the word RAMC was mentioned maybe five times, nothing mentioned about our proud history or the people we have lost in recent years.

Afterwards was a curry lunch which was good but minimal attendance.
Not in the North East are we??? If so then i agree.

The curry lunch was attended by very few, mainly because the other capbadges that were made to go did not show up after ther service.

Mentioning no names The commanding Officer , Business Manager, Unit 2 I/C
 

Ventress

LE
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#7
Just about sums up the AMS, were Officers and Soldiers see Corps Sunday as an inconvenience and not as time a time to reflect on past glories and fallen comrades. Which it seems reading this site, the very idea is now frowned upon.
I am sure certain RSM’s drive home the AMS ethos and am able to pass on some pride in being part of the AMS/ RAMC.
 
#8
Ventress said:
Just about sums up the AMS, were Officers and Soldiers see Corps Sunday as an inconvenience and not as time a time to reflect on past glories and fallen comrades. Which it seems reading this site, the very idea is now frowned upon.
I am sure certain RSM’s drive home the AMS ethos and am able to pass on some pride in being part of the AMS/ RAMC.
Ventress is right the RAMC are very good at puting themselves down and bowing down to everyone elses traditions and whims and this will never change whilst the hierachy are either jelly backs or TFIs.
 
#9
Its sad that Corps Sunday is viewed in manner. I remember in basic at sunny keogh to always be proud of the cap badge you wear and everything that goes with it. All this should come from the top down and a real effort to remember the true values of what Corps Sunday is all about. I suppose its the same old story that no one was to take responsibility for anything. Am I wrong?
 

Ventress

LE
Moderator
#10
Only a few years ago, the Corps would on mass, desend on Keogh, practice a Drumhead parade for a week, (Even BAOR units) do a Corps Athletics meeting and have a Church Service. Now, I am sure 85% of the RAMC could even recite the Corps Birthday.

Before the rightous "serving" Members sound off about deployments, lack of units, lack of time, lack of money, a fractured unled civilian based outposts, lack of the will to drive Corps day onward, the fact it messes up the weekend off, plus it's easier just not to bother and all the other reasons why we cant be bothered- Its Corps Day that should be celebrated and used as rememberance.

Regiments guard their anniversaries with a passion that is sadly lacking from the RAMC.

But hey, I have my time and really shouldn't even be airing my opinions on this site, according to some "sages". But in 24 years you get a feel for things and the way they should be done. But in reality this counts for nothing.

In Arduis Fidelis
 
#11
[align=center]Well said young-un :wink: ^^^^^^^^
Phredd 'of AMS fame' :lol:
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#12
Ventress said:
Only a few years ago, the Corps blah, blah, blah
As much as it pains me - and it does, believe me - I have to agree with Ventress's points. I find it truly lamentable that there is no Corps Sunday as was. I always thought that the reason that we didn't have a drumhead at Keogh anymore was because it went purple. Turns out that the deal with DMETA was that we could keep the drumhead at Keogh but it would seem that the nobody has bothered their hoop since. Shocking really. 8O
 
#13
Perhaps we should be asking the new Regt'l Secretary and RSM to kick some arrse to get it up and running again?
 
#14
Well, they can only do better than those last two numbskulls who were in post. I hope 4 GS is ready...

Anyway, I wondered when you'd show up - decided to join at last? How's life dahn Sarf?!
 
#15
Corps Sunday as well as Remeberance Sunday are seen as a chore to most of the people that are currrently serving in our great corps..... gone are the days of drumhead at Keogh where we all came together.

We held a parade in our Gym as the facilities out here are not the greatest yet very few of the Corps turned up, infact it got that desperate that it was renamed AMS Corps sunday to see if we could encourage the QA's amongst us to turn up, needless to say few did as they have already had their day.

I am not regulary a church go'er although I do turn up twice a year on above said Sundays as a mark of respect for those that have served and given their lives.
 
#16
that is shocking but if you think its bad for us just think about the radc guys. they have to go to everyones corps day but i dont think anyone goes to theirs.
BTW hows things
 

Ventress

LE
Moderator
#17
The RAMC has trudged "wounded" down the rock road to oblivion over the last 10 years. There is no return from this and the "purple" medical services are only a blink away. The RAMC will be consigned to the history books and no one will even bat an eyelid as it easier.

The people who can make a difference- have gone, those who would like to- dont know how to. The rest are happy taking the wage and couldnt care less about Chavasse, Essex Farm, Nederweert War Cemetery, Church Crookham, Netley, Musgrave park, McGrigor, Sir Arthur Keogh etc etc.

My first RSM, put the Corps History into context and said it was like an Olympic flame being passed from one generation of medics to another and if it was dropped, it could never be picked up again. This has happened.
 
#18
Why was this ??>>>>>>

if it was dropped, it could never be picked up again Quote from the Ventress post.

To scared to bend down may be. Is that the reason

Phredd


My Corps, my Corps, A man in grey for my Corps.
 
#19
phredd said:
Why was this ??>>>>>>

if it was dropped, it could never be picked up again Quote from the Ventress post.

To scared to bend down may be. Is that the reason

Phredd


My Corps, my Corps, A man in grey for my Corps.
Not sure what you mean by this is it just a confused statement or are you in fact just a P£nis who has no pride in his fore fathers achievments.
 
#20
cherryhamblin said:
phredd said:
Why was this ??>>>>>>

if it was dropped, it could never be picked up again Quote from the Ventress post.

To scared to bend down may be. Is that the reason

Phredd


My Corps, my Corps, A man in grey for my Corps.
Not sure what you mean by this is it just a confused statement or are you in fact just a P£nis who has no pride in his fore fathers achievments.
I think if you read the whole thread and not just the points you think you can answer you will understand what I have wrote.
Untill you can understand the points being made stay out of the thread.
Phredd.
With more pride in the RAMC than you will ever know.
 

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