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by proffered
Sat 13 May, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Why cant I kill myself?
Replies: 36
Views: 5847

the associations to the state, and not an independent body with specifically trained personnel. This would eliminate (one would hope) some of the understandable doubts regarding ulterior motives from the state. Sorry to witter on so much - I have had a lot of literature about this, and it appears th...
by proffered
Sat 13 May, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Why cant I kill myself?
Replies: 36
Views: 5847

Fook me, that's a bloody articulate post from you, good sir Doc! (I know, you're not a sir, you worked for a living etc :lol: ) I have thought a lot about this, and as an atheist it is a little easier for me to reach a conclusion. I say this not to undermine the religious aspect, but when suicide is...
by proffered
Sat 06 May, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: RN General Discussion
Topic: opportunities in the navy?
Replies: 18
Views: 6247

I've just finished the Divisional Officer's Course, so I know this one! As stated above each base has a Learning Centre in which you can study a great wealth of subjects - GCSEs are certainly catered for. On ship, there should be a nominated Educational Officer who can arrange tuition for you (for w...
by proffered
Fri 21 Apr, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Royal Marines
Topic: POC Diary by Deadhead, 2006
Replies: 29
Views: 40121

Well done When is your AIB? It is a challenge from a different perspective - I have never and will never do a RM POC - but AIB is still quite daunting (so I hear from some of my green colleagues). To be honest, the two most difficult parts are the practical exercises and the discussion exercise - th...
by proffered
Fri 21 Apr, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Anyone else angry watching this tw*t?
Replies: 42
Views: 8831

Gotta agree with Wholley on this one. Such feeling and antipathy are present all over the world, and the mouthpieces for such feeling would sell their parents for such TV coverage. The biggest disappointment was Fox - firstly for showing such a diatribe, then allowing the interview to continue when ...
by proffered
Mon 17 Apr, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A good afternoon to you all
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

Thanks Harry & Doc CTC though? I already have the physique of a submariner! And the last time I even mentioned marine a Major sprung out of the background ready to press me. When I politely repeated 'it was sub marine sir' he nearly filled me in :o On a more serious note, they've filled their quota ...
by proffered
Tue 11 Apr, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A good afternoon to you all
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

Eddie's dead? Shit, I did miss that :) Of course I loves ya Doc, and Dartmouth was conquered in the whole of 7 weeks. Nearly vomited on HRH The Duke of York though at the Passing Out Parade. Have found out that I am going to be a MO(SM) in the New Year. Prior to that I have to do a stint in A&E at B...
by proffered
Tue 11 Apr, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A good afternoon to you all
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

A good afternoon to you all

Good afternoon, hope you are all well. Just been trying to catch up with everybody's posts whilst I'm on leave. Rather difficult given Doc's ebullient and numerous posts! Is there anything pertinent I've missed from the last 7 weeks that I should catch up on (I've heard of Mike Baldwin's passing awa...
by proffered
Sun 19 Mar, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: doctor dilemma - army/navy
Replies: 20
Views: 3839

Just seen this, so sorry for the delay, but (twoleftfeet) have you seen the recent changes in the structure of the Army's system re: MOs? Basically, they are angling towards the RMOs being fully qualified GPs, and so as an SHO equivalent you would not be based with a regiment in your 3 years 'fun ti...
by proffered
Mon 20 Feb, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Thanks for the help!
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Thanks for the help!

Hi, I am due to go to Dartmouth tomorrow and I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on the board for helping me prepare/understand a life in the military a little better. Having few friends in the forces meant that I found it hard to come by 'alternative' info regarding the lifestyle etc. But graci...
by proffered
Wed 01 Feb, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: new to this site
Replies: 28
Views: 2797

I'm sorry "shadowcreaper" is that an extremely sarcastic post? If so, congratulations, because you had managed to get my blood boiling!! If not, please learn (quicky) that it is not just 'old folks' that need to read/understand text speak - I am from the "txtspk" age, but prefer to read prose. Bette...
by proffered
Thu 12 Jan, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: RN Joining & Training
Topic: New to the forums - Wanting to join the Royal Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 7202

Letsrole

Weight (in kg) / height (in metres) squared = BMI

Adrian
by proffered
Wed 11 Jan, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: 5 times stronger than steel.
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

I met Prof. Sir Harry Kroto (who won the Nobel prize along with his team for discovering buckminster fullerene) a few years ago at Manchester University - he was accepting a Dalton medal, and giving a speech. He spoke of the applications of fullerenes, esp. Buckyballs, but never once did he mention ...
by proffered
Wed 11 Jan, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: RN Joining & Training
Topic: New to the forums - Wanting to join the Royal Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 7202

I recently read somewhere that the Army are looking to raise the entry BMI for males to 32 from 28 for some regiments/roles, finally accepting that it is a flawed measure. However, this means that all 3 services will (officially) frown upon anyone with a BMI greater than 28. However, it can be done,...
by proffered
Sun 08 Jan, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: fancy that eh
Replies: 10
Views: 2561

Hmm, never seen Lyme disease, but I always put it as a differential diagnosis on rheumatology patients!! As for hidden and suppressed, our great leader Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, recently highlighted the need for the awareness of Lyme disease given global climate change. As a result ...