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By way of an update on the past three or so months I thought that I would start with an explanation of the structure of RHQ RAMC in 2016. For the hundreds of you that contact me and attend functions regularly I apologise for going over old ground but I am aware that we have lots of hits every week from those who are not yet part of the Association or for whatever reason have been unable to join in at any of the advertised events.

 In 2012 the permanent civil service post of RAMC Association Secretary was disestablished by MOD. Since then the RAMC has had its own secretary who is an association member himself, retired RAMC and carries out this role from his home in Wales, he has generously given up his time in order to be your Secretary. His details are available on this website and he provides all the informationthat you require via the website and your Branch Chairman. It is he you should contact for all matters Association.

The RAMC Association is now a subcommittee of the RAMC Charity, we no longer have separate funds, since we formed a charitable company in 2011 and it is run by a board of Directors, the company is named The RAMC Charity.

It is made up of five sub committees:
Association
Regt Amenities
Benevolence
Journal and Magazine
Drummond

Benevolence pathway is detailed elsewhere on this site however in 2015 we gave out a total of £150,000 to ex serving and serving RAMC and their dependants.

The post of DGAMS was disestablished by the Army Board this year and we no longer have a two star officer as head of the AMS. The RAMC currently has a serving Brigadier who performs the role of Head of RAMC in addition to his strategic day job as Head of Operational Capability. The other three Corps have a Colonel as their Head, again as a secondary role , there is no longer a DANS, nor a DADS, they are now titled Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Dental Officer.
We are fortunate to have a Corps Col AMS who oversees the work of RHQ and provides influence and continuity.

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.