Like Ventress, i know the good Col Parker very well Having served on various tours with him, the longest being 3 Months in Bosnia in the 90s, like many of us he is very frustrated with many issues over casualty treatment, particulary as this saga has been ongoing for years,however there are a couple of key points people have missed. He did not speak out in the national press, but voiced his concerns in the RAMC Journal, based on his experience last year a normal forum for articles and far better than whining on Doctors net.com. Somebody else decided to forward this article to the Journos. However one of our Officers did speak to the whole world ,the Performance of the Lt General (Lillywhite) should come under scrutiny, for him to criticize a very senior Army officer in public (BBC radio and National newspaper articles) is woeful and lower than a snakes belly based on what was a magazine article. I do know this has be another embarrassment for all concerned and raise the question which of these 2 will survive the fallout ?