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REPORT ON CORPS SUNDAY SERVICE, MARCH PAST AND LUNCHEON – SUNDAY 19 JUNE 2016

By Captain (Retired) Chris Richards, Association National Secretary

Out of bed at 5.30 and on the road from South Wales to Aldershot. The thought “What am I doing at this time on a Sunday morning?” never crossed my mind! I was on my way to join other members of the RAMC Association, old comrades and regular officers and soldiers of the RAMC to celebrate the 117th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1898.

SB Trainiing

 

As the majority of the standard bearers were due to attend Corps Sunday, the opportunity  was taken to hold a Standard Bearers training day at Keogh Barracks on Saturday 18th June.

The annual service was held on a wet and windy Wednesday, 11th May. The service was conducted by the Reverend Prebendary Tony Wood. Following the service a tree was dedcated to the memory Captain William Yearwood. The accompanying video clip starts half way through the service due to a problem with the camera's micro SD card.

Forces TV report

 

Forces TV have produced a special programme to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th birthday - "On Her Majesty's Service - An An Audience With The Queen"

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.