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After 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Medical Service, CWO Carley Hasselman will retire on 6 July 2024. Click here for Carley’s retirement message / Après 25 ans de loyaux et dévoués services aux Forces armées canadiennes et au Service médical royal canadien, l’adjuc Carley Hasselman prendra sa retraite le 6 juillet 2024. Cliquez ici pour lire le message de Carley sur...

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Message from the RCMSA President Moe Beauchamp / Message du président de la RCMSA, Moe Beauchamp Le texte en français suit After seven (7) years as RCMSA President, it’s time for a change. It has been a fantastic experience to lead the association, with the much-appreciated support and assistance of a dedicated Board of Directors.  After the latest BoD Quarterly teleconference, held on 18 March 2024, where the recent Executive...

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The Military Museums, Calgary, presented an exhibit titled “Blood, Sweat and Tears: Canadian Military Medicine” which ran from October 20, 2023, until March 3, 2024. The exhibit dedicated to Canada’s military services and those who have served reflected the period from the 1885 “North-West Rebellion” to the “Russia-Ukraine War”. The exhibit was made possible through the generousity of private and institutional lenders across the country....

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That on April 24, 1885, in the chaos of a battle over Canada’s new western territories, this flag became the first recorded use of the Red Cross emblem in Canada for Geneva Convention-approved purposes. It was created and used by Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Codd, during the Battle of Fish Creek in present-day Saskatchewan. In 1885 Codd was an experienced 42-year-old military surgeon attached to the Winnipeg Field Battalion. The battalion was...

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A very interesting and thought provoking article from south of the border which unfortunately is only available in English https://warontherocks.com/2023/12/large-scale-combat-operations-will-bring-new-medical-ethics-challenges/

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Texte francais suite The article a “Medical Officer in Armoured” provides insight on life in a WWII Regimental Aid Post (RAP) in battle which differed significantly from that of a WWI RAP as pace of the modern battle obviously made the task of the medical officer both hazardous and strenuous. L’article intitulé “Un médecin militaire régimentaire chez les blindés” donne un aperçu de la vie dans un poste de secours...

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