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Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find the information in a search.  Also I'm not sure if the topic belongs here or in the medical section.

However here goes:

Did RAMC officers attached to Infantry Battalions as Medical Officers wear RAMC badges or did they adopt the Regimental badge of the Battalion they were attached to?

 

Peter

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Hello,

All the group pictures i have seen cavalry or infantry, the medical officer is wearing RAMC cap and collars on service dress.

 

Hope this helps

 

Chris

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Captain Noel Chavasse, VC and Bar, adopted some items of the unit to which he was attached, the Liverpool Scottish. This included their headdress and cap badge. Quite a good way of "belonging". I know some RMOs felt very outside the battalion from personal accounts.

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12 minutes ago, Muerrisch said:

I know some RMOs felt very outside the battalion from personal accounts.

One regiment  of which I know some detail does not recognise as "war casualties" those  officers and men from other Corps/Regiments who died when attached or seconded regardless of their length of service. This includes a number of officers and men from other regiments, RMO's/RAMC stretcher bearers.

Their names do not appear on the regiment's roll of honour or war memorial

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