The Royal Army Medical Corps of 1914-1918

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the units of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

The role of the RAMC

The RAMC operated the army's medical units and provided medical detachments for the units of infantry, artillery and other arms. The Corps was assisted in its work by voluntary help from the British Red Cross, St John's Ambulance, the Friends Ambulance Unit, the Voluntary Aid Detachments and hundreds of private and charitable ventures.

The units of the RAMC

The links at the top right of this page will take you to pages describing the various units operated by the RAMC.

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AWMDead and wounded on stretchers outside a captured German pillbox serving as an Australian aid post, Zonnebeke, 12 October 1917. AWM photograph E01202, with permission. The regimental aid post was the first step along the casualty evacuation chain, taking men from front line to medical care.


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