Casualty Clearing Station

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A British Army doctor examines patients at a casualty clearing station in Tunisia, February 1943

A casualty clearing station (CCS) is a military medical facility behind the front lines that is used to treat wounded soldiers. A CCS would usually be located just outside of the range of enemy artillery and often near transportation facilities (e.g., a railway). The CCS receives battlefield casualties from regimental aid posts located in the combat zone. Casualties that cannot be adequately treated in the CCS are stabilized there before being transported to a field hospital or military hospital.

Casualty Clearing Station is the name used by the British Army and the armies of other Commonwealth nations.

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