Ramc & Special Forces

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Bloodtub, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Bloodtub

    Bloodtub Junior Member

    Was members of the RAMC attached to the Special Forces (SAS)during WW2, I know that they where attached to Parachute & Commando units as one RAMC NCO was awarded the VC in Holland during 1944.
  2. No.9

    No.9 Senior Member

    The Medical Corps provided volunteers for Special Service the same as Chaplains Department. Whether or not these men took part in an operation depended on the objective, duration and number of men assigned. The Commandos were Special Forces BTW. The SAS, who mostly comprised Commandos from units disbanded during the war, were just one aspect.

  3. nug

    nug New Member

    My dad was in the RAMC and ive just recieved his army records one entry states that he was posted from no 11 Special Air Service BN

    Im trying to understand what all the infomation means ?
  4. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Some of the Commando Units were named SS Battalions the SS standing for Special Service - I believe that 11 Commando was renamed at one stage to 11 Special Air Service Bn as a way of avoiding links to the German SS and as a deception measure
  5. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    11 SAS was originally known as No 2 Commando and later became No 1 Parachute Battalion

  6. Kellard

    Kellard Active Member

    Members of my old Corps, The RAMC, and RN Medical Service served in various SF units including the SAS and SBS and also the Commando's. There were RN medical staff attached to Detachment 385 and Force Viper in the Far East.

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