Soldiers — October 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

To The Rescue: Britains LTD’s Volunteer Ambulance and Medical Personnel


By Henry I. Kurtz

IN 1937, Britains Ltd. issued Set #1513, Volunteer Motor Type Ambulance with driver, a civilian version of Set #1512, Army Ambulance. Dark blue in color, the vehicle featured Maltese Cross emblems of the St. John Ambulance Brigade on both side panels. A driver wearing a blue uniform and peak cap was provided, along with an injured man on a stretcher, which could be placed in the back of the ambulance, whose rear doors opened.

The casualty was bareheaded, lying stiffly, arms by his side, usually dressed in brown shirt and grey trousers. The prewar version of the ambulance had a square radiator front; it was issued from 1937 to 1941.

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