captfangirl wanted me to remind you:
"If anyone’s writing about John in the British RAMC, I have no idea how that is set up and what that is like. But I do know what Afghanistan is like, and the Brits and the Americans eat in the same DFACs and live in the same B-Huts and deal with the same general conditions here—and the same enemies, lol. And if anyone ever wants to know how an Army doctor gets shot in the shoulder, I have like five scenarios for that, none of them pretty, but all of them possible. So if you know people writing John-in-Afghanistan stories, by all means, send them my way. I’m happy to chime in, anytime! Hurray for fanfiction! :D
The medical career field is always its own animal, and the British Army is not the same as the US Army. I mean, some things are the same—how rank works, the chain of command, the officer/enlisted dynamic is the same—no flirting allowed from officer to enlisted, that sort of thing.
But the exact rank structure might be different. I have no idea—a corporal is an E-4 in the US Army; but that rank might be an E-3 in the British Army. Or an E-5. I have no idea. Anybody writing stories about the RAMC should definitely wikipedia that stuff, lol!
Marksmanship stuff will be the same though. Unless the Brits have different terminology. My Royal Air Force (RAF) MPs at Al Udeid shot on our range all the time and I don’t recall any noticeable difference in how they described things, but you never know. Some fangirl out there is probably serving IN the RAMC right now… we should find her and have her on standby, lol.
The stuff I’ve shared with you is probably good general knowledge for people with absolutely no understanding of the military at all (sorry, lol, your officer vs. enlisted question gave you away!) but of course I did write it thinking about John in a space cowboy future military organization based on the US Army/Chinese Army, not the RAMC. :)
But yeah, if anyone’s curious about this stuff, share away!”