Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Parade

During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps were instrumental in the treatment and rehabilitation of the thousands of Canadian casualties in all theatres of war. These photographs, likely taken sometime in the summer of 1940, show an ambulance from the Kitchener-Waterloo 24th Field Ambulance R,C.A.M.C. Unit. 

If one looks closely at the banner hanging from the side of the ambulance, it reads: "Your Scrap Paper will make cartons for Blood Plasma if you put it out for collection on Thursday, August 10". This was the way in which blood plasma was stored and transported to troops in need at the time. 

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, parade photographs (n.d.)
Photographs. 7cm x 9.5cm.
Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
Second World War