Rare beast: Medic Walt

#1
Hadn't really twigged the existence of the waltenkommando until having an idle surf today.

Better an outing here 2 years late than never - sorry, hadn't realised there was an audience for this sort of thing.

Read this thread carefully; outing starts at post 5: "gun-nut" posted (until challenged) as "British army -Dr"; he was pinged as being the same individual as the person posting here as "medic-matt":

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I see he's still on ARRSE.



Nowt queer as folk.
 
#4
Read this thread carefully; outing starts at post 5: "gun-nut" posted (until challenged) as "British army -Dr"; he was pinged as being the same individual as the person posting here as "medic matt":

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I see he's still on ARRSE.



Nowt queer as folk.
Seriously, in the great cosmic scheme of things - love, death,war, birth, McEwen's Export, etc, etc - why do you expect me to give a fuck about any cunt on an internet forum bluffing other cunts on an internet forum??

Is he gaining money from OAPs by deception? No. Is he persuading kiddies to play with his pocket gerbil until it sneezes? No. Is he conspiring to commit a terrorist outrage? No. But you seem to actually think people should care. Why? I mean, for fucks sake - why? Are you desperate for some self-validation by association with other cyber-Walthunters ? Is your existence that bleak and meaningless that you would consider that a fulfilling e-experience? Can't you at least find a faintly amateurish charity to huff and puff about?

When I first discovered this site it was a good mixture of informed debate and the breath-taking bad taste I used to sit awe-struck by in real NAAFIs - you know, the ones you used because you actually were a squaddie (yes, I know nostalgia isn't what it used to be, but nevertheless ...). I've never wanted to be part of the ARRSE 'community' or to join the 'secret' forums where the cool kids hang out - which I always imagine involve the Snail's dog licking its arse while MDN takes videos one-handed - but I do turn up with the hope I will either learn something or be caused to snigger uncontrollably. Which of those criteria does your turgid cross-referencing to another forum meet?
 
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#5
Seriously, in the great cosmic scheme of things - love, death,war, birth, McEwen's Export, etc, etc - why do you expect me to give a fuck about any cunt on an internet forum bluffing other cunts on an internet forum??
Erudite, unambiguous, coherent post. By why in the name of all that is Holy did you mention McEwan's Export?
 
#9
play with his pocket gerbil until it sneezes?
Pure Gold...no 2012 will be the year of the memorable quote...

Wasn't there medi-walt who actually managed to blag his way into training first aid etc to the SAS at Hereford in the late 80's early 90's. He'd been at it for 3 years before being rumbled...now that's walting!!! (if true)
 
#14
medic walts ? rare ? hardly,

awful lot of private ambulance types are walts even if they are working for CQC registered firms ...

even some of the 'NHS contractor' PASes - remind me why do you need blues and twos , full battenburg livery and a massive backpack to do Discharges ...
 
#15
medic walts ? rare ? hardly,

awful lot of private ambulance types are walts even if they are working for CQC registered firms ...

even some of the 'NHS contractor' PASes - remind me why do you need blues and twos , full battenburg livery and a massive backpack to do Discharges ...
Not rare. Dr walts, dentist walts, nurse walts, there plenty of Holby fanatics that are also part time fantasy health professionals.

There was one outed recently in Lewisham. It was headline news. Cardiac specialist Walt.
 
#16
not rare at all.........theres good ol jim short the baron of castleshort....he didnt fuck about when it came to walting...he got straight in there
 
#17
In AUg/Sep 1995 I was driving up the A34 on my way to a course at Brampton when I encountered a multi-car accident where the A34 crossed the (newly completed) M40. Initially I thought that the incident was over as there was a tow-truck in attendance, when I realised that the tow-truck was one of the vehicles involved. I parked my car, grabbed my fluorescent coat and the standard German vehicle first aid kit and quickly tried to assess the 4 or so casualties (I had called 111 on my enormous NOKIA analogue mobile phone). Rubber gloves on, prepared for anything - but there was only one cas who seemed to be in a bad way. He was drifting in and out of consciousness but was mostly concerned about several plastic shopping bags on the back seat - stuffed full of notes! I did all the reassurance stuff and a mintue or so later a guy turned up with a trauma pack and said that he'd take over. I walked back to my car, stopping to give a dressing pad to one of the other cas when I saw an ambulance turn up - and directed the crew to their colleague. Somewhat bemused, they headed over to him - at which point he got up, grabbed his bag and swiftly exited the scene! Next thing I know, the police were there and I am being questioned about the accident: 'How did I know there was an accident?', 'Why did I have medical kit, fluorescent jacket and gloves in the car' etc etc. I explained that I was driving north to do a Special Safety Course - hence why my jacket had RAF Special Safety Team on the back and was in the car - and the 'medical kit' was the standard German DIN first aid kit (I had a tax-free Mercedes estate in those Halcyon days). When I showed my RAF 1250 to the Police, they weren't particularly impressed: with words like 'Yeah, we get a few guys like you pretending to be paramedics'. I tolled the police about this 'paramedic' who arrived shortly after me and they show great interest, asking me for a description, car VRN etc. It was eventually determined that I had done nothing more than being a 'good citizen' and then sent on my way.

To cut this tedious story short, it transpired there was a soldier (from Bicester IIRC) who was doing a bit of 'freelance' paramedic work on and around the M40. He monitored emergency services freeks and had his Ford Sierra fitted with grill lights and flashing paramedic signs in the front and rear windows. He'd attend the scene, do basic first aid, and on occasions, put a line in and fit drips. He was eventually caught and prosecuted - primarily for having controlled drugs. Perhaps there are ARRSers who can recall this character?

Edited to add that this character had received no formal medical/medic training, and just seemed to get a bit of a buzz from being in the thick of it.
 
#18
Ahh..so the Medic Walt mentioned in the OP is from Aberdeen.

We do indeed have a large TA medic contingent, A Squadron, 205 Scottish Field Hospital (V) who do some fantastic work. Mostly staffed by NHS staff and professional medical types first, soldier second sorts.

There are a few "medics" who are nothing more than stores/drivers/cooks and who tend to walt it up a bit. From the style of writing, and the "Gun_nut" name, I think I may know who this is. Goes by the first name, Forbes....but he most certainly does not fit in with the stereotype of someone called Forbes!!

If it is indeed him, he does not have the intelligence to string a peado plot together, con a granny or indeed tie his own shoe laces! He also stopped serving in the TA probably '95. He was originally binned from D company 2/51 Highland around 93/94 and blagged his way into the Medics.

Nowt to be concerned about.
 
#20
not rare at all.........theres good ol jim short the baron of castleshort....he didnt fuck about when it came to walting...he got straight in there
I think they probably start off as medic walts because it's rather "safe". I mean, not many civs in a pub will bother to ask to hear about the intricacies of Cepacol distribution or saline-lock insertion. From there they can hone their skills and aspire to loftier heights of walting, while cosily hiding behind a rather dull job. Plus, it gives them a better opportunity to (when close to being caught out), go ashen and dodge with a well timed and slyly executed " That was a terrible incident, I try not to think about it". More potential for PTSD walting too, I would think.