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RAF Medical Services

Royal Air Force Medical Services
Active

1 April 1918 - Present

(following amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS))
Country United Kingdom
Allegiance HM The Queen
Branch  Royal Air Force
Role Medicine
Garrison/HQ Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM)
part of University Hospital Birmingham
Commanders
Director-General of Medical Services (RAF) Air Vice-Marshal Aroop Mozumder
Insignia
RAF Ensign
Red Cross Emblem

The Royal Air Force Medical Services is the branch of the Royal Air Force that provides health care at home and on deployed operations to RAF service personnel. Medical officers are the doctors of the RAF and have specialist expertise in aviation medicine to support aircrew and their protective equipment. Medical officers also carry out Aeromedical evacuations, providing vital assistance on search-and-rescue missions or emergency relief flights worldwide.

Director of Medical Services

  • 1917 Major-General Richard Cleveland Munday (first medical director-general of the Royal Flying Corps)[1]
  • 7 January 1919 Major-General M H G Fell[2]
  • Air Vice-Marshal C B Morris
  • Air Vice-Marshal Aroop Mozumder

References

  1. ^ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2020998/pdf/brmedj03453-0051.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31157/pages/1533

External links

  • RAF Medical Services - RAF Website
  • MOD Website
  • Defence Medical Services
  • RAF Careers - Medical and medical support
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