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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

Work of the RAPs

Work of the RAPs

The RMOs had to set up their RAPs sometimes in very hilly country and, by their ingenuity in the use of camouflage, protect them from the uncontested attacks of the German air arm. The wounded had to be brought in to the RAPs, sometimes from almost precipitous country and at times by long carries. Special light Neil Robertson stretchers were used with success in the steep country.

The evacuation to the ADS had often to be carried out by stretcher-bearers, but where possible ambulances and trucks were used, the small supply of Flint stretcher gear being very useful. The collection and evacuation of casualties by the regimental medical personnel was most conscientiously and efficiently carried out.