1st Armoured Medical Regiment

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1st Armoured Medical Regiment
1 Medical Regiment
Active 1 April 2000 - present
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Royal Army Medical Corps
Garrison/HQ Dempsey Barracks, Westfalen Garrison
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The 1st Armoured Medical Regiment is a medical regiment of the British Army's Royal Army Medical Corps currently based at Dempsey Barracks, Sennelager, Germany.

The regiment was formed as 1 Close Support Medical Regiment on 1 April 2000, by the amalgamation of 2 and 3 armoured field ambulances. It was initially based in York Barracks in Munster, becoming 1 Medical Regiment on 1 April 2008, moving to Haig Barracks in Bergen-Hohne Garrison on 4 July 2012. It became 1 Armoured Medical Regiment on 1 April 2014, with the formation parade held in Bergen-Hohne on 5 July 2014. The Regiment moved to Dempsey Barracks in Sennelager in September 2015.[1]

The regiment deployed to Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 15 in October 2011 for six months,[2] and for Operation Herrick 20, 30 Squadron deployed to provide the core of the last medical regiment in Afghanistan.[1]

The regiment is part of 1st (United Kingdom) Division, and supports the 20th Armoured Brigade, based in Sennelager.[1]

The Regiment is paired with 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment, a specialist Army Reserve unit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1 Armoured Medical Regiment". British Army. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  2. ^ 1 Medical Regiment receive Afghanistan medals, Ministry of Defence, 18 Apr 2012
  3. ^ The British Army. "The British Army - 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment". www.army.mod.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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