I met a Norwegian Army medic on in a hotel on Remembrance Sunday, RV'ing with various people before getting on Parade. Had a chat with her because her boyfriend was p1ssed and insisted on buying us Champagne. Anyhow she qualified as a Paramedic in the Norge Army and is now a reservist so if they can do it and the Germans can do it why can't we?
After speaking with an old friend today, he informed me that this was already happening and will be a good thing for the Corps. However I don't feel it will ever be of particular benefit except to those who need to fudge numbers!! Manning liability...funding...future structures etc etc
I used the example of band band to demonstrate how the CMT has been seen off in the past. i.e. No one to fight their corner. I am sure things have changed and the rose coloured glasses are here somewhere!
I havn't met many (if any) worthless ex-CMTs' though................bar none, they are all in employment and remain an example of what the cadre gave them (outside of a civilian qualification). I also remain proud to call them my friends.
Ventress - not what you meant and I know that, just making a point about some good people.
Just that the rumour going here that if you dont take the transfer you wone be allowed to carry on as an RCMT, plus, what about the job positions like med sgt's in infantry units that are filled by seniors from that unit.....will they be offered the same choice or made to do it
There will be a transition but at the end of that period all those RCMTs that have not re-badged will either do so or, go back to the Rifle Coy or Sqn. The offer to transfer is made against five jobs (PIDs) of which one (in an infantry RAP) is a Sgt. RAC units do not have Sgts in their RAP.
Unless I am wrong, please correct me- the TA CMT is a dying trade, unless you are a practicing Paramedic or ECP you would be unable to join as a CMT (V)- The two TA units I have dealt with in the past said there are very few of the old CMT(V) left.