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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 15:33 pm 
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Hi

Just got the records back for my Uncle who served in the RAMC during WWII.

Anyone know what unit these are who he was attached to whilst in India?

    40 (EA) FSU: 15 (EA) Fwd. Mal. T'ment Centre (authy:ADMS II (EA) Div 50/sec/112

    15 (EA) FHTC: 6(u) Fld Amb

Assuming these are Malaria Treatment Centre & Field Ambulance. These units appear to be East African Army Medical Corps - never heard of them before.

As I'm looking to put a uniform together, what Div/Formation patch would have been on the BD for his return home? Just a little lost................ :roll:

Any advice welcome.

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Interesting I came across some East African Medical Corps personnel buried in Nanyuki cemetry when i was out in Kenya last month.

I will have a dive in the books and get back to you.

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The capbadge is an interesting one.


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Thanks mate - found similar info myself. Just keen to see how the fit into the OOB. I assume the are are part of 2 Div.

i also assume that 6 (u) means 6th Ugandan Field Hospital........

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OK - really confused now.

6th (U) Field Ambulance, they are detailed in my Uncles records as an East African unit, however I can only find references to 6th (U) Field Ambulance as part of West African units.

One reference for 6UFA details they were attached to 21st West African units, which served in Burma. Are these one and the same unit?

If so, would it be likely for a RAMC member to be wearing the following patch?

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30072383

A cryptic one, but hoping someone knows the answer.

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40 EA FSU and 15 EA FMTC were both EA non-divisional troops under the command of ALFSEA, and were both temporarily attached to 14 Army and 11 EA Div at various times. 6 EA Fd Amb was a unit of 11 EA Div.
Nothing whatsoever to do with 81 WA Div.


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LOB wrote:
40 EA FSU and 15 EA FMTC were both EA non-divisional troops under the command of ALFSEA, and were both temporarily attached to 14 Army and 11 EA Div at various times. 6 EA Fd Amb was a unit of 11 EA Div.
Nothing whatsoever to do with 81 WA Div.


Many thanks Lob

That helps point me in the right direction! :-)

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Rod

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