RAF Medical Services
|Royal Air Force Medical Services|
1 April 1918 - Present
|Allegiance||HM The Queen|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Garrison/HQ||Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM)
part of University Hospital Birmingham
|Director-General of Medical Services (RAF)||Air Vice-Marshal Aroop Mozumder|
|Red Cross Emblem|
|Royal Air Force
air component of the
British Armed Forces
The Royal Air Force Medical Services is the branch of the Royal Air Force that provides health care at home and on deployed operations to RAF service personnel. Medical officers are the doctors of the RAF and have specialist expertise in aviation medicine to support aircrew and their protective equipment. Medical officers also carry out Aeromedical evacuations, providing vital assistance on search-and-rescue missions or emergency relief flights worldwide.
List of Director-Generals
The head of the medical branch is titled the Director-General of Medical Services (RAF); previously, the Director-General of RAF Medical Services.
- Major-General Richard Cleveland Munday (1917–1919); first medical director-general of the Royal Flying Corps
- Major-General M H G Fell (7 January 1919)
- Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Dhenin (1974–1978)
- Air Marshal Sir Charles Soutar (1978–1981)
- Air Vice-Marshal Frederick Charles Hurrell (1986-1988)
- Air Vice-Marshal C B Morris
- Air Vice-Marshal Aroop Mozumder (2012-2015)
- "SIR Hugh Cairns, K.B.E., D.M., F.R.C.S". Br Med J. 2: 287. 1952. PMC . PMID 14935399.