RAMC/RADC Recruitment Leaflet

Recruiting leaflets are always interesting items to pick up for a collection as they very much reflect the period in which they were written and what the military at the time thought would attract potential recruits. Those from the 1930s were generic leaflets that emphasised free food, accommodation and the opportunity to play sport whilst seeing the world (such as this one). By the late 1970s the British Army had developed more targeted publicity materials and this leaflet dates from 1979 and is specifically designed to encourage recruits to consider a career with the Royal Army Medical Corps of the Royal Army Dental Corps. The cover is dominated by a large photograph of personnel from the RAMC on exercise treating a patient on a mock battlefield.skm_c45817022309580-copyThe leaflet opens out into a large single sheet. One side of this has a large selection of photographs showing various aspects of what a member of either corps might find themselves doing once trained:imageOpening the leaflet we have a brief outline of what each corps does and potential opportunities for recruits:skm_c45817022309590More detailed information is then given of each of the specialisations and what they entail:skm_c45817022309591Finally the back page of the leaflet has a large photograph of the British Military Hospital, Hong Kong and a stamp indicating this leaflet was originally given out at the Army Careers Office in Ipswich:skm_c45817022309580

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