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Birmingham: Motor Ambulance Units during WW1 – CANCELLED
Sat 15th January 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMTFree
Sadly Cancelled due to Covid
The History of The Friends’ Ambulance Unit Motor Ambulance Convoy during WW1
A Presentation by Paul Handford MBE
The talk looks at the experiences of those individuals who, for conscience and other reasons, chose to serve in the non-combatant Friends’ Ambulance Unit (Quakers) during World War I. Paul will explore the evolution of the Unit, the main area of work of the Unit – Motorised Ambulance Convoys recovering the wounded, and the impact conscription had on the individuals and the organization, including the experiences of Laurence Cadbury of the famous Cadbury family. Paul will also reflect on those members who lost their lives while serving with the FAU.
Pauls talk is supported by many rare original photographs from his own private collection and will also consider the research opportunities for the subject.
Paul is Chair of the Military History Society of the West Midlands Police and has a specific interest in ambulance units and VAD’s of the 1st World War.
Note that this meeting is on a Saturday afternoon.