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A patient being loaded on a No. 1 Air Ambulance Unit aircraft in Scily in September 1943

No. 1 Air Ambulance Unit was a Royal Australian Air Force air ambulance unit of World War II. The Unit was formed in February 1941 at RAAF Base Laverton and left Australia for the Middle East in April 1941. The Unit supported Commonwealth units during the North African Campaign and Tunisia campaign from December 1941 until May 1943. From July 1943 the Unit supported the Allied invasion of Sicily and deployed to Italy in September 1943 to participate in the Italian Campaign. No. 1 Air Ambulance Unit was withdrawn from service in November 1943 and returned to Australia where it was disbanded in June 1944.