Description

Description: Australian Army – Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC) Stable Belt Circa 1980s

Maker: Hobson and Sons (London) Ltd

Comment: Australian Army – Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC) Stable Belt Circa 1980s. No size label. Possibly medium.

The Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC) is the branch of the Australian Army responsible for providing medical care to Army personnel. The Australian Army Medical Corps was formed on 1 July 1902 by combining the medical services of the Colonial armies. The Corps’ first deployment was to the Second Boer War, where it provided a field hospital and a stretcher bearer company. The Corps has seen service during all subsequent Australian Army deployments, including wars, peacekeeping missions and exercises. The “Royal” prefix was granted in 1948.

Today the administration and command of the RAAMC is vested in the Director-General, who is responsible to the General Officer Commanding for the drill, discipline, efficiency, and statistics of the Medical Service. The Director-General is also responsible for the supply of medical and surgical field equipment, ambulance, and field transport, and that it is adequate and in good order, as far as funds at his disposal will permit.