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The following letter has been received from the new permanent stewards at the former BMH Singapore:

 

Tan DingXiang, phone number: +6591525118 wrote the following message:
"Hi there,

We are from the Communications department, under the team of new permanent stewards at the former British Military Hospital Singapore (now Alexandra Hospital).

Since our takeover of operations at Alexandra Hospital in June 2018, we have had the pleasure of meeting former Army Medical Services veterans, many of whom worked under the Royal Army Medical Corps. We’ve also spoken to veterans from the Queen Alexandra Royal Nursing Corps, who have informed us that over the years, groups of AMS veterans have made pilgrimages to Alexandra Hospital, to commemorate victims of the massacre at the hospital.

As we are a newly-established team of permanent stewards, we unfortunately do not have any prior links or correspondence with any military veterans’ associations, or groups of veterans who have come by for pilgrimages.

Therefore, we hope that the RAMC Association can inform veterans who may be coming to the former BMH Singapore in 2019, to let the management of the hospital know of their plans, so that we can facilitate a guided tour and meeting with our senior management.

2019 is the 75th anniversary of World War II, and is also the year where Singapore commemorates its bicentennial, the 200th anniversary of the British founding of Singapore. Therefore, this year is especially significant.

If the RAMC Association knows of any plans by veterans to visit Singapore, we'd greatly appreciate it if you could let us know, by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If no one has stated any intention to visit BMH Singapore this year, we hope that you could let your veterans know that we would be happy to welcome them back, and show them around.
We'd be keen to make proper arrangements and plans for them during their visit to the hospital, since this is a special year for us here.

Thank you for your kind attention, and we 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.