I had a soldier admitted to my civvy ward last night, straight from an event away from barracks. (Can't be too specific - confidentiality and all.) So he arrives on our ward with bugger all in the way of kit - no spare clothes, no toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving kit, comb, etc. Everything's in his locker at barracks, but his key is on the ward. I see him on my ward round this morning, ensure he's OK, offer to phone his unit, etc. When I find out he's got no kit, I recalled the WRVS were supposed to visit soldiers in hospital and offer essential supplies. After my ward round I wandered over to the WVRS shop. Three of the old dears there knew nothing of this role and thought I was confusing them with the British Legion. The manageress appeared, and she acknowledged this was part of the WRVS remit, but not the shops'; it was down to some other, nebulous WRVS department. Anyway, my chap was sorted out by the ward staff for his essentials. But does anyone know who in the WRVS to contact in future, if contacting the WRVS (as I did) was insufficient? I ask because we are in a heavily militarily-populated area with a lot of local units and a couple of large barracks nearby. This will undoubtedly happen again. Thanks for any advice. FF.