Field Ambulance

A Field Ambulance (FA) is the name used by the British Army and the armies of other Commonwealth nations to describe a mobile medical unit that treats wounded soldiers very close to the combat zone. In the British military medical system that developed during the First World War, the FAs formed an intermediate level in the casualty evacuation chain that stretched from the Regimental Aid Posts near the front line and the Casualty Clearing Stations located outside the range of the enemy's artillery. FAs were often assigned to the brigades of a division.

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Louis Lillywhite - Career
... Attached 144 (Parachute) Field Ambulance (V), Cardiff Detachment (2Lt to Captain) 1968 - 1973 ... Commanding Officer (Lt-Col), 23 Parachute Field Ambulance ... (Major), 2nd Armoured Divisional Field Ambulance, 1977 - 1979 ...
15 Field Ambulance
15 (Edmonton) Field Ambulance (15 (Edm) Fd Amb) is a Canadian Forces Primary Reserve medical unit headquartered in Edmonton with a detachment (15 (Edmonton) Field ...
18 Field Ambulance - World War II - Italy, 1943-1945
... casualties back to the landing beaches where additional clearing stations and field surgical units, as well as special beach medical sections would be located ... The units which would put this plan into effect included a field ambulance accompanying each brigade, two field surgical units, a field dressing station and a field transfusion unit. 4 Field Ambulance was given the task of caring for the wounded being ferried to Sicily on landing craft ...
Samuel Burston - World War I
... Burston joined the First Australian Imperial Force as a major in the 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance on 26 March 1915 ... In September, he went to Gallipoli with the 7th Field Ambulance, which supported his father's 7th Infantry Brigade ... hospital until September 1916, when he was posted to the 11th Field Ambulance, part of the 3rd Division, then training at Larkhill in England ...

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