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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

Visit of DDMS 2 NZEF to Greece

Visit of DDMS 2 NZEF to Greece

The DDMS, Colonel MacCormick, arrived in Greece by air on 5 April, a month after the arrival of the first New Zealand personnel. He had come to discuss with the GOC the sending of more New Zealand medical units, including 3 NZ General Hospital and a convalescent depot, to Greece. It was also proposed to establish in Greece a convalescent home and rest home for nurses and a Red Cross depot, and to send over the Mobile Surgical Unit when ready. This proposal had the warm approval of DDMS BTG.

The critical position of the forces in Greece did not seem to have been realised, though by 9 April the New Zealand Division was withdrawing from the Aliakmon line and Salonika had fallen.