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WELCOME TO THE 16TH PARACHUTE FIELD AMBULANCE LIVING HISTORY GROUP
Above: Members of the "Britsh Airborne Hopspital Display" Oosterbeek 2016.
16 PFA Living History Group
We are a group of likeminded people who portray a Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Medical Section/ Field Surgical Team of 16 Parachute Field Ambulance in the Second World War. We aim to be able to give an accurate and realistic representation of an Airborne dressing station during WW2.
Primarily we put on living history display on at shows throughout the UK and Europe, with the intention of educating the general public about what an actual Airborne medical unit looked like in the field.
The RAMC in Operation Market Garden Video
Here is a link to part of an RAMC training film (made by the British Army in the 1980's) which tells the story of the Airborne Medical Services, during Operation Market Garden, 1944.
"Theirs Is The Glory" 1946
The story of Operation Market Garden, filmed in 1946.
30/3/2015 "RAMC PERSONAL LOADS" updated HERE
31/3/2015 "RAMC PERSONAL LOADS" updated further.
22/4/2015 "MEDICAL COMPANION" page added HERE
5/5/2015 "FOLDING BICYCLE" page added HERE
13/5/2015 "AIRBORNE OPERATING TABLE" page updated HERE
13/5/2015 "PARACHUTING EQUIPMENT" page updated HERE
27/5/2015 "FLYING FLEA MOTORBIKE" page added HERE
15/9/2015 "MEDICAL PANNIERS" page updated with new photos of the "Regimental Medical Pannier", and the "Field Surgical Pannier, No.2. HERE
30/9/2015 "PERSONAL KIT" page updated HERE
2/10/2015 16 Airborne RAMC History section updated, read Major P Smith's (133 PFA) report on Market Garden HERE
9/10/2015 "MEDICAL COMFORTS HAVERSACK" page added HERE
26/11/2015 "MEDICAL EQUIPMENT HOME PAGE" updated HERE
1/12/2015 "RAMC PERSONAL LOADS" updated, with more information and photos of the Medical Officer's kit HERE
Above: The Field Surgical Team in action.
Above: Dressing station display.