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As part of maintaining and enhancing the historical records of the RAMC, but specifically operations, campaigns and war, an Oral History Project has been set in motion. The Project, endorsed and substantially funded by the RAMC Charity is being carried out jointly by the Museum of Military Medicine (MMM) at Keogh Barracks and Oxford University through Dr Jonathan Krause. As many will recall the MMM was formerly the Army Medical Services (AMS) Museum and before that the RAMC Museum.

The museum is very conscious that it lacks first-hand accounts of recent operations, of which there have been many, and it rightly wishes to fill such gaps especially before such experiences are lost. Afterall our history is “the whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing”.

It is also recognised that medical operations do not function solely with RAMC personnel and that more broadly QARANC, RADC and RAVC have also made their vital contribution and whilst not exclusive, input is being sought from recent campaigns such as:

PTSD / Mental Health Campaigns
Veterans Champions Initiatives in consort with the NHS
Rehabilitation via Headley Court and now Stamford Hall
Recent CoViD-19 Pandemic
Medical Organisation Changes

All recordings will be deposited with the museum and this invitation is to capture the voices of all regulars, reserves, and specifically veterans for their experiences and perspectives, and as such Association members are strongly recommended to volunteer for interview.

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to step-forward and share their experiences.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Museum Director, Jason Semmens on 01252 868820 or by e-mail:

National Secretary
November 2023

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.