January 6th 2014


The Nottingham Detachment of 144 Parachute Medical Squadron will be opening its doors to the public on 22 January to encourage those interested in becoming a Reservist to come along and find out more information.

Captain Greg Conway, aged 30 years, from 144 Parachute Medical Squadron, said: “This is the ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to find out more about becoming a Reservist to come along speak to serving officers and ask any questions they may have.

“The event will consist of a number of presentations including recent operational experiences from serving officers and soldiers, the history and role of 144, the benefits and realities of joining the Army Reserve and a live demonstration and explanation of the casualty evacuation chain from point of wounding to the first medical facility where the casualty is seen by a Doctor and medical team.”

Numbers will be limited at the event and places can be booked by ringing 01159 409 558 or by messaging the unit’s Facebook page

144 Parachute Medical Squadron is part of the Regular 16 Medical Regiment based in Colchester within 16 Air Assault Brigade.

The squadron provides Doctors, Nurses, Combat Medical Technicians, Drivers, Radio Operators and Chefs to name but a few trades, to their parent regiment for deployment.

Greg Conway continued: “Being the only parachute trained medical unit in the British Army, members of 144 have served in Bosnia and Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. Potential recruits are expected to be physically fit and healthy. I would encourage members of the public and ex-regular soldiers to get in touch if they want to find out more details. No previous soldiering or medical experience is required.”

The event will start at 7.30pm prompt and will take place at the Army Reserve Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2GG.