RAMC & Association History
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The Royal Army Medical Corps has a wondrous and proud history that serves us all to this day. It is only through understanding what was, that we can be sure of where we are going. We continue to play our part today in creating the history of the future. The technology may be more advanced but our soldiers achieve now what they achieved then- saving lives on the battlefield.

For a more thorough understanding of the establshment of the the RAMC, please view our timeline The Evolution of the RAMC.

AMSMore history of the RAMC can be found at the Museum of Military Medicine website

The RAMC Association

The RAMC Association was formed in January 1925. It became a registered charity in April 1993. In January 2007 it amalgamated with five other RAMC Funds into a new Charity. The Charity is run by a Board of Trustees and the Association is a sub committee of the Charity represented by their National Chairman who is a Trustee of the Board. At a national level the day to day running of the Association is done by its Management Committee of Regional Representatives and a dedicated Secretary. Its finance is allocated annually by the RAMC Charity.

Locally, the Association has 28 branches, each of which run their own programmes of functions and events and elect their own committee.

Bernard Law Montgomery

Writing from Berlin on 28th September 1945 Field Marshall Lord Montgomery sent the following message:

To the Royal Army Medical Corps with admiration and high regard to a Corps whose contribution to victory has been beyond all calculation’.

The RAMC Association

William Boog LeishmanIn 1925, 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 25 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.