Royal Army Medical Corps RAMC Remembrance Poppy Lapel Pin (RAMC)
Wear this RAMC Pin with pride at any time of the year not just Remembrance Week
Made with High quality metals and enamels.
Rear rubber pin fastener.
Size: 38mm x 34mm
International postage will be added at checkout using Royal Mail current tariffs.
The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is a specialist corps in the British Army which provides medical services to all Army personnel and their families, in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corpsand Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the Army Medical Services.
The RAMC does not carry a Regimental Colour or Queen's Colour, although it has a Regimental Flag; nor does it have battle honours, as elements of the Corps have been present in almost every war the army has fought. Because it is not a fighting arm (i.e. it is non-combatant), under the Geneva Conventions, members of the RAMC may only use their weapons for self-defence. For this reason, there are two traditions that the RAMC perform when on parade:
- Officers do not draw their swords – instead they hold their scabbard with their left hand while saluting with their right.
- Other ranks do not fix bayonets.
Unlike medical officers in some other countries, medical officers in the RAMC (and the Navy and Air Force) do not use the "Dr" prefix, in parentheses or otherwise, but only their rank, although they may be addressed informally as "Doctor". Neither do they prefix "Surgeon" in front of their rank as medical officers of the Royal Navy do (although they did until the end of the 19th century).
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