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Work of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Naturevolume 155pages6061 (1945) | Download Citation



MAJOR A. V. FRANKLIN, writing in the Veterinary Record (447, Nov. 18, 1944), tells one of the most interesting and humane stories of this war. As a result of the progressive mechanization of our armed forces before the War, the Royal Army Veterinary Corps was very considerably reduced, and some prophets decided that it would never be revived. How wrong they were they will learn from Major Franklin's article. When a cavalry division was formed for service in Palestine, veterinary units of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps were organized to attend to its animals. Mobile units were also serving, at the outbreak of the War, the two cavalry regiments stationed in Palestine. Other veterinary units were attached to Indian and Cypriot mule pack transport companies operating in France. This was the extent of the British Army veterinary services until the end of 1940.


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