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RCAMC 3rd Can Infantry Div – Battle Dress

RARE Original WW2 Royal Canadian Army Medical (RCAMC) 3rd Canadian Infantry Division battle dress tunic. All insignia are original machine applied to the jacket, consisting of printed RCAMC shoulder titles and printed 3rd Cdn Inf Div patches. The jacket is in very good condition. Maker marked to the interior by J. Elkin Co. dated May 1943. Interesting to see that this marker already used the neck closing strap instead of catch and hook system. Good size 11.

Field Ambulance units were assigned to support specific brigades, for example No. 14 Canadian Field Ambulance worked with 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade, No. 22 with 8th Brigade, and No. 23 treated 9th Brigade’s casualties. Assault sections of these three Field Ambulance units landed with the infantry on D-Day. From the battlefield, a wounded soldier was moved by stretcher-bearers to his unit’s Regimental Aid Post, from which he was evacuated by ambulance. The RAP was set up in haste to deal with the wounded as quickly as possible, so only very basic treatment was available. It was sometimes bypassed and a casualty taken directly to a Casualty Clearing Post, where he might receive blood products or morphine. The entire chain of evacuation to this point was within range of enemy fire, so removal of casualties further to the rear as quickly as possible was obviously of extreme importance. The next step was evacuation to a Field Dressing Station, where intermediate treatment could be offered before transfer to a Casualty Clearing Station, a basic hospital for surgery and short-term convalescence.

These were extremely important men in combat!

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Weight 2000 g

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