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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

Formation of Casualty Clearing Station

Formation of Casualty Clearing Station

On the return of the Mobile Surgical Unit to Maadi Camp from the Western Desert on 8 February 1942, it was obvious from the point of view of staff and equipment that it was impossible to continue both this unit and a casualty clearing station. Therefore, the Mobile Surgical Unit, acting largely as the Light Section, was absorbed into 1 NZ Casualty Clearing Station as from 27 February, and this unit thus had an experienced and proven efficient staff from the outset. Lieutenant-Colonel Ardagh was appointed commanding officer.