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RCMS Trivia

RCMS Trivia

  The first CFHSTC Honorary Colonel was a member of the British Trans Arctic Expedition in 1968-69 Click here  to learn more     The origin(s) of the Royal Canadian Medical Service (RCMS) motto Militi Succurrimus   While the most recent history of the Canadian Forces Health Service gives credit to Lieutenant-Colonel Tony Grasset as the person to suggest the Motto of the CFHS, Militi Succurrimus. Tony did not propose the name but submitted...

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Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

Message in a bottle: the discovery of a young medical officer’s map from the 1917 Battle of Hill 70.  The map, entitled “Loos 36° NW3,’”was drawn by 24-year-old Captain Alexander Edward MacDonald in fall 1917 and was found in his old surgery textbook. MacDonald’s map depicts the positions of Canadian frontlines and medical units after the Battle of Hill 70.    ...

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Llandovery Castle Remembered

Llandovery Castle Remembered

A commemorative photo album has been prepared to record and share photos of events held in Ottawa and Halifax on the 100th anniversary of  the torpedo sinking of HMHS Llandovery Castle. These events served to honour and remember those members of the Canadian Army Medical Corps who lost their lives. Click here to view album....

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On September 1st, 2018, this signpost will be erected on the Arras-Cambrai highway at Vis-en- Artois in France.  In 1918, 7000 Canadian soldiers died along this road. They were buried in small cemeteries on each side of the road. Le 1e septembre 2018, cette pancarte sera affichée sur la route Arras-Cambrai à Vis-en-Artois.  En 1918, 7000 soldats canadiens sont morts le long de cette route.  Ils reposent dans de petits cimitières qui...

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The CAMC with the Canadian Corps During the Last Hundred Days of the Great War  by Colonel A.E. Snell A new addition to the Virtual Museum Library, this book provides a good overview of the problems of the medical services in war,  of the methods by which the sick and wounded are cared for, and of the devotion and intelengence with which the duties od all ranks were discharged. Col Snell was Deputy Director Medical Services, Canadian Army...

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Those with inquiring minds will be interested in our latest find The Medical and Surgical History of the Canadian North-West Rebellion of 1885. The book provides insight on the early years of military medicine in Canada and Canada’s first Surgeon General Darby Bergin.  Click here  to...

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