1.   All members are oncall 24hrs a day and are to ensure that they are fit for
2.  DRESS  Uniform/bare buff with clean shorts must be worn around FST.
     When visiting other units shirts, shorts/slacks and hats Olive Green or khaki
     will be worn. NO unauthorised head-dress will be worn. Shorts will not be
      worn down town.
3.   The FST will divide into three main groups as follows :
a.   Operating theatre teams
b.   Nursing teams
c.    Laboratory and XRay team
4.   Operating theatre teams
a.   Senior OTT will be in charge of these teams
b.   He will publish and display a duty roster of these teams
c.   The team on call will remain in camp during their tour of duty
       unless required to go the civil hospital
d.   They will notify the SMC/FST of their location.
5.   Nursing Team
a.   The senior nurse is in charge of this team
b.   He will publish and display a duty roster in the FST
6.   Laboratory and Xray
      These technicians must inform the SMC/FST of their location at all times.
7.   Duty Driver
a.   Duty driver will be nominated and roster published by *****
b.   He will hold current valid driving licence
c.   He will remain within the camp unless hsi duties require otherwise
d.   When the arrival of casualties is notified, if there are any
       members of the team on the beach he will immediately proceed
        there and collect them.
e.   Speed limits will be strictly adhered to.
f.   No flags or pennants will be flown form either vehicle.
8.   No member of the FST will leave the camp without the authority from the
      OC, 2IC or the SMO
9.   Beach. Bathing is permitted only at Taylor Woodrow or “Salalah Beach”
       If only one Land Rover is available, the duty driver will leave the bathers
       at the beach and collect them at a specified time, or earlier if duty requires
      Off duty personnel must report to the Duty Medical Officer if going to the beach.
      Periods of absence exceeding 1 hour require a special pass from OC.

J. Johnston
Major RAMC
Commanding 55FST

The orders relating to the beach soon  had no significance as the monsoon produced such rollers that swimming off the beach became too dangerous. They rest of the orders gave no room for manoeuvre.

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