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Thu Dec 11, 2008 18:38

I am reenacting a medic in the 3rd Infantry Division, St Tropez (Southern France) and Vosges era [in case this would be of help to answer my question]. I would like to know, would Medical NCOs - specifically T/5s - carry a sidearm. In my case, a Colt M-1911. I read somewhere it was for "protection of patients and keeping control of their men". The second one is a little eerie and probably not true, but the second sounds reasonable. I need confimation, thanks.

- Nick
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Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:14

Hi Nick,
The Geneva Convention makes no exception for carrying a sidearm by protected personnel (i.e. those wearing the GC symbol) and so officially when portraying a Medic in re-enactment, you should not really carry a sidearm. I have read Veterans' Testimonies where they claim to have unofficially carried a weapon, but this typically seems to be during the closing stages whilst their respective units were stationed in Germany.
I hope this answers your question.
Ben 8)
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Fri Dec 12, 2008 21:17

Yes it does, thank you.
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