Calling Medical Personnel

#1
Hi there - I am one of the RAF guys shot down over Iraq during Gulf1 and held as a POW - I already know some of you from personal contact but if anyone is marginally interested in knowing more, my website is www.johnnichol.com

Anyway, since leaving the crabs in 1997 I've been writing books (amongst other things). My last 3 books have all been WW2 oral history books, recording the experiences of the veterans and covering areas like POWs, Bomber Command and Evaders - more details on the "books" section of my website.

My new project is about medics, doctors, stretcher-bearers etc. and will primarily be looking at WW2 experiences - I am in contact with a lot of the veterans already via the RAMC Association.

But I also want to bring the story up to date with some accounts of medics, surgeons etc. in recent conflicts in the Falklands, Iraq & Afghanistan.

I'm looking for people from each of these conflicts that can talk about their experiences and enlighten the reader about the reality life on the front line.

If anyone would like to contribute - any rank, gender or specialistaion - I'd love to hear from you. You can be serving or retired, and if you want to remain anonymous that's fine.

You can email me at [email protected] or send a PM via this website.

I look forward to hearing from you (and to receiving the inevitable banter).
John Nichol
 

chieftiff

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#7
I was once given paracetamol and brufen for septicaemia, the false diagnosis of a "poorly finger joint" resulted in a week in hospital and a nasty condition called Lymphengitis which took 3 months to clear up, good old sickbay! If that medic contacts you, ignore him!

Still ,I imagine you are looking for something a bit more gruesome than my little infection!
 
#8
I had penile warts just prior to going on patrol, got this brown stuff from the onboard sickbay with instructions that the MA had to apply it to my dick twice a day during patrol. Fxkn stuff burnt like hell and I truly had a spotted dick, much to the amusement of my fellow shipmates - who found out about my affliction through the said MA who was applying my treatment.
 

wet_blobby

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#9
I got filmed coming out of the old dose clinic in Taunton by Points west or what ever it was called back then, that was the day before the queen made a "historic" visit to Taunton. Didn't get much sh!t for being on the news....... :oops:
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#10
Digressing entirely from the original post, but following on from Blobbs...

I used to share a rented house with a couple of Navy Nurses (as you do). One of them came home from working in the GU Clinic, completely enraged & flabbergasted.

She'd been treating a matelot for NSU (not the car version) and whilst she was inspecting the said appendage, at arms length, he asked her out for a drink that night.

To this day I admire that matelot for his "Never say die" optimism.
 

chieftiff

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#11
JohnNichol said:
Hi there - I am one of the RAF guys shot down over Iraq during Gulf1 and held as a POW - I already know some of you from personal contact but if anyone is marginally interested in knowing more, my website is www.johnnichol.com

Anyway, since leaving the crabs in 1997 I've been writing books (amongst other things). My last 3 books have all been WW2 oral history books, recording the experiences of the veterans and covering areas like POWs, Bomber Command and Evaders - more details on the "books" section of my website.

My new project is about medics, doctors, stretcher-bearers etc. and will primarily be looking at WW2 experiences - I am in contact with a lot of the veterans already via the RAMC Association.

But I also want to bring the story up to date with some accounts of medics, surgeons etc. in recent conflicts in the Falklands, Iraq & Afghanistan.

I'm looking for people from each of these conflicts that can talk about their experiences and enlighten the reader about the reality life on the front line.

If anyone would like to contribute - any rank, gender or specialistaion - I'd love to hear from you. You can be serving or retired, and if you want to remain anonymous that's fine.

You can email me at [email protected] or send a PM via this website.

I look forward to hearing from you (and to receiving the inevitable banter).
John Nichol
Just to bump this up, and get the thread back on track (as my casevac dits seem to have sent it off on a tangent!)
 
#15
Thanks for the replies so far - good to see banter is still alive and kicking!

Thanks also for the PMs offering assistance - much appreciated.

Hookie - it is me, and to answer your question:

I was hosting the John Gaunt show on talkSPORT - I gave away a few copies of my first book, Tornado Down to some callers, and as for why you didn't get one....I can't remember you calling in!

Believe me now?
cheers
John
 
#16
Hope you don't mind me bringing this back up to the top.

I've had some great replies and offers of help but would still like to hear from anyone involved as a medic/doctor etc. in the current conflicts in Iraq & Afghanistan, and perhaps more relevant here, The Falklands War in 1982.

best wishes to all,
John
 

wysiwyg

Lantern Swinger
#17
Try locating Rick Jolly, he'll fill your book twice over with dits!! Last seen by me thoroughly enjoying life lecturing on the cruise ships!! Nice guy.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#18
Like Rick Jolly, I've loads of first-hand Falklands Conflict dits, but unlike he, unfortunately not particularly medically related other than second-hand anecdotal stuff.

Good luck John.
 

wet_blobby

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#19
Woops......I'm not really the red baron, fair play to you sir, cast your mind back, I'd like to know how a friend of mine really died, you met his mates, fancy a beer?
 

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