Hi, I'm a student nurse outside of the RNR and only joined to do some sort of med role within the med branch as i wall be joining full time once i finish my course. Since joining 16mths ago it has become impossible to join. The branch will not take students so i'm currently in GSSR and i'm told that there is room for a troop first aider. In order for me to do this role i first need to complete both AB 1 & 2 then i can start my First aid level 3 which is not that complicated. Why get rid of a branch as important as the Med branch? Do the RNR no longer need Medics of some variety? If this is a tri service agenda how come the TA are activly recruiting student nurses?