The ramc the royal army medical corps formed in 1989 was formed for the management of care and welfare for the sick and the wounded during world war 1. The royal army medical corps ramc supported the british army throughout the first world war treating sick and wounded military personnel the military nursing services and voluntary medical personnel provided vital support to ramc medical units and hospitals ensuring the effective treatment of casualties. Before the war the royal army medical corps in common with the medical services of the armies of all other countries had to depend for the transport of casualties between advanced formations such as field ambulances and rearward units such as railhead hospitals on the use of supply wagons going back empty to the rear. The royal army medical corps ramc is a specialist corps in the british army which provides medical services to all army personnel and their families in war and in peace together with the royal army veterinary corps the royal army dental corps and queen alexandras royal army nursing corps the ramc forms the army medical services. There were two types of stretcher bearers sbs in the great war regimental sbs and those in the royal army medical corps the ones at regimental level were in infantry battalions traditionally in peace time these men were part of the battalion band and were musicians as well as sbs but following the formation of kitcheners army in 1914
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