16 (Regina) Field Ambulance

16 (Regina) Field Ambulance is a Canadian Forces Primary Reserve medical unit in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

16 (Regina) Field Ambulance
Active1980-present
Country Canada
BranchRoyal Canadian Medical Services
RoleMedical
SizeCompany
Part ofCanadian Forces Health Services Group
Garrison/HQ1600 Elphinstone Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4X 1G2
Motto(s)Militi Succurrimus
(We Hasten to Aid the Soldier)
MarchFarmer's Boy
Commanders
Colonel in ChiefThe Princess Royal, formerly Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

HistoryEdit

This unit has a long and distinguished history that lives up to the medical corps tradition of being faithful in adversity. It is the latest in a line of Saskatchewan army medical units dating back to 21 Field Ambulance of World War I and 10 Field Ambulance of World War II.

World War IIEdit

From 1940 to 1941, the unit trained at Camp Dundurn, in preparation for deployment to England. Once deployed, the unit provided medical services, as well as successfully evacuating thousands of Canadian and Allied units.

Post-World War II to 1990Edit

In the early 1970s, the unit was disbanded along with all militia medical units across Canada, but was reformed as a Medical Company, as part of 16 Service Battalion, a combat service support unit, based out of Regina Garrison in Regina, Saskatchewan.

1990–presentEdit

In the early 1990s, the unit received official detachment status for its detachment operating in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, out of Sgt. Hugh Cairns VC Armoury. In 2004, the Canadian Forces Medical Service underwent a reorganization, and 16 Medical Company became its own unit again, and was renamed 16 (Regina) Field Ambulance.

Royal Canadian Army CadetsEdit

16 (Regina) Field Ambulance is affiliated with 328 Royal Canadian Army Medical Cadet Corps,[1] based in Saskatoon.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saskatoon 328 Army Cadets". Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2009-09-02.

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