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Barrington “Badge” Bailey (RAMC 1958 to 1986), sadly passed away on the 5 August 2019. His Funeral will be held on Friday 30th August at 13:30pm at Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium and afterwards at the Royal Oak, Prestbury for those who would like to pay their respects.

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 tom.macrae@walltowall.co.uk , 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!

Further to the email sent by the Corps Sergeant Major, the event details have now been confirmed and the above Word document contains the Admin instructions. Attendees should open and complete the Return and email to the address contained in the document.

The following are the events, please note the location of the Past & Present Dinner, further details to follow.

  • NMA Visit and D-Day commemoration
  • DMS (W) Church Service
  • AMS Warrant Officers Past & Present Dinner at Defence Medical Services Whittington
  • Post Dinner Entertainment

A full photographic record of the Corps Sunday Church and March Past follows. Please click Read More to view the galleries.

All images courtesy of Perry Tatman Photography.

We are keen to contact any RAMC Association members who are resident in the Republic of Ireland.

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 28 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.