RAMC

Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
1929

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Malta Garrison – 1929

Regimental Medical Officers

Events 1929

Recruitment RAMC

By 1929, very few candidates had put themselves forward for commissions in the RAMC.

The three medical services were undermanned and had to manage with the assistance of retired officers and civilian doctors engaged on short term contracts. These, however, could not be employed overseas, and regular medical officers had to bear an increase burden of overseas service.

In addition, regular officers had few opportunities to attend specialist training and follow other advanced studies. The Government set up the First Warren Fisher Committee in 1925 to look into the shortage of doctors. This recommended an increase in pay. A Second Warren Fisher Committee was convened in 1931 when measures proposed by the First Committee had failed to attract candidates.

References

  1. Drew R: Commissioned Officers in the Medical Services of the British Army Vol II. Roll of Officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1898–1960. London The Wellcome Historical Medical Library 1968.
  2. General monthly returns of the regimental strength of the British Army for 1st January 1929.
  3. General monthly returns of the regimental strength of the British Army for 1st April 1929.
  4. General monthly returns of the regimental strength of the British Army for 1st July 1929.
  5. General monthly returns of the regimental strength of the British Army for 1st October 1929.