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My name is Tom Macrae and I’m contacting you from Wall to Wall, a TV production company in London.  We specialise in history documentaries, and we have made award-winning shows such as Who Do You Think you Are (BBC1), Long Lost Family (ITV) and Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain (BBC2).

We are currently in production on a new World War 2 documentary for BBC1, which will be presented by a much-loved British celebrity.  The programme will be exploring the Italian campaign from Salerno to Cassino and more specifically, we’ll be telling the story of a RAMC nursing orderly in the 185 Field Ambulance.

As part of my research, I am looking to speak to any RAMC veterans on the telephone, who served in Italy, to hear about their experiences & memories of this campaign – these calls will be confidential, and are purely for our own research purposes.

We’d be especially excited to hear from any veterans who were part of:

  • The Salerno landings (Sep 1943)
  • The Volturno river crossing (Oct 1943)
  • Crossing of the garigliano (Jan 1944)
  • The battles of Monte Cassino (inc crossing of the Rapido River in May 44)

Do you know of any veterans who saw action in Italy at this time?

I appreciate that they would likely be 95+ years old, but if you know anyone, or do have any leads or suggestions, please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or give me a ring on 020 3301 8445.

We are coming into our filming period soon, so swift help would be much appreciated- thanks for any help in advance and I hope to hear from you soon!

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.