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Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps Association has a website and facebook page. Link for their website is www.rnzamc.org.nz

Some years ago the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps became part of a tri-service organsation known as the Royal Canadian Medical Service. An association has been formed and the link to their website is

www.royalcdnmedicalsvc.ca

The Royal Australian Army Medical Corps Association has has a website for many years, for those unaware of its existance the link is www.raamc.org.au/web/index.php

 

Pont RemyAs I have mentioned in my Chairman’s Page, at the end of last year the Association received a message, via the contact form of the web site, inviting representatives of the RAMC to the 2016 Armistice Day commemorations of a small town called Pont-Remy on the river Somme. After discussion with the Representative Colonel Commandant and with the authorisation of the Board of Trustees of the RAMC Charity, the Association accepted the invitation and, after much planning, four members travelled to France.

 

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THE MUSEUM OF MILITARY MEDICINE: THE FUTURE OF OUR HERITAGE

Readers may be aware that the Army Medical Services Museum plans to move from its current location at Keogh Barracks and that it will be changing its name to The Museum of Military Medicine, but perhaps will not know the reasons for the proposed changes. In fact the project is picking up speed after several months of discussions with various partners, and now is a good time to explain what is happening.

254 Medical Regiment a role 1 hospital unit took part in Extercise Serpent Stretch at Barry Buddon. CLICK here to watch the Forces TV report. Meantime 204 Field Hospital were on a hospital exercise at an airfield in Yorkshire. CLICK here to view the report.

After a gap of 4 years, the 19 June 2016 was agreed as the date to deliver the Corps Sunday service. This event was to include both a church service and social event and it was organised in collaboration with the newly forming RAMC Association (Cyprus Branch). The intent was to re-introduce this key ceremonial date back into the Cyprus DMS calendar whilst drawing together all elements of the DMS family (serving and retired and not just RAMC). Furthermore, the specific desired outcome of the day was to raise awareness of the RAMC Association and raise funds for the newly formed Cyprus Branch. The event was held on the sand at Tunnel Beach (Episkopi), with musical support provided by the Central Band of the RAF throughout the service and also during the social event afterwards.

The Corps Sunday was attended by 112 serving and retired personnel (and their families), and the feedback was very positive. 41 DMS (serving and veterans) were present for the group photograph on the harbour walls at the completion of the service.

The RAMC Association

William Boog LeishmanIn 1926, the RAMC Association was formed to further the camaraderie of WW1 Corps veterans with Sir William Leishman being the first President. There are now some 38 branches around UK with a predominantly veteran membership although most serving Corps members also are members centrally. The Association has traditionally been supported by Corps Funds and especially for the expenses of the branch standards and standard bearers.