Jo, our youngest Medic, writes about the Sealed Knot Medical Service....
"Hmmmm.. where to begin about the SKMS,we're a
mixed up bunch really, of people who range from doctors, to nurses
(student or otherwise), firemen to those who are qualified as first
"We're under the excellent command of Dr. Brian Robertson, and our aim
in life is to see that you all on the field - and campsite - have a good
scrap, and come away as unscathed as can be expected bearing in mind the
not exactly genteel nature of our chosen passtime!
"You normally see us running round like ferrets after a rabbit on the
field keeping an eye on everything that's happening on the field - yes,
it is (as most schoolteachers, and parents for that matter) possible to
have eyes in the back of your head!
"We're a small determined group, our total number is about 40 or so, and
have possibly the highest %age turn out per muster consistently than any
other regiment - so I'm told.
"The biggest frustration we get in our line of work is when people don't
listen to us, I know we sound like the proverbial wet blankets, but it
really is only because we care about your safety and the well-being of
others that you may encounter on the field, and contrary to popular
belief, we don't enjoy deliberately spoiling your fun!"