Title: The Royal Australian Army Medical Corps 1945 – 1975
Author: Gurner, Colin, M
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2003
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 137 pages
Comments: The history of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps from 1945 to 1975.
The Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC) is the branch of the Australian Army responsible for providing medical care to Army personnel.
The AAMC was formed in 1902 through the amalgamation of medical units of the various Australian colonies and was first deployed to South Africa as a small detachment of personnel supporting the Australian Commonwealth Horse during the Second Boer War.
Since then the corps has participated in every Australian Army operation since then including wars and peacekeeping operations. The “Royal” prefix was granted in 1948.
The role of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps is to contribute to the Army’s operational capability through the conservation of manpower by promoting health and well-being, through the prevention of disease and injury, and through the care, treatment and evacuation of sick and wounded.
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