October 27 - 11:30 am-12:30 pm
This month we will meet to discuss ‘Blood & Bandages’ by Liz Coward.
Good news! We are able to meet in person again at the Club.
We will still run a Zoom meeting for Members unable to join us.
Blood and Bandages: Fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940–1946
War changes everyone and for those lucky enough to survive there can be no return to the carefree days before the hell of war broke out. William Earl was a 26 year old Chemist’s Assistant when his call up papers arrived and his life changed forever.
Joining the 214th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps as a Nursing Orderly, William’s role was no soft posting. He was assigned to the Field Ambulance, so followed the infantry into battle to treat and recover the wounded, often under fire, before removing them from danger.
Designated a non-combatant and bound by the Geneva Convention, William’s unique story bears witness to the extraordinary fortitude of the men who had to remain calm, objective and humane despite the brutalising conditions.
We are delighted to announce that the author Liz Coward will participate in our meeting via Zoom from her overseas location! Liz will speak for about half an hour and then take participants’ questions.
This meeting will be held in person at the Club in the Carabella Room and also online via Zoom for those Members unable to join us.
Members wishing to attend the Club
$10pp includes coffee & tea
PLEASE BOOK VIA RECEPTION 9955 7171
Members wishing to participate via Zoom
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW IN THE ‘WEBSITE’ SECTION