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RB Dow Public transport advocate Ex soldier RAAMC PTE CPL SGT SSGT LT CAPT (Ret'd) Retired Medical Scientist FAIMS

Apr 20, 2020, 16 tweets

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WESTERN DESERT, EGYPT. 1942-10-27. A NEW ZEALAND AMBULANCE TRAIN LEAVING BURG EL ARAB FOR BASE ... @AWMemorial awm.gov.au/collection/C89…

WESTERN DESERT, EGYPT. 1942-10-27. A NEW ZEALAND AMBULANCE TRAIN LEAVING BURG EL ARAB FOR BASE ... @AWMemorial awm.gov.au/collection/C89…

O.C. of Hospital train Major I. BUZZARD assisting in transhipping A.I.F. wounded from train to Hospital somewhere in Victoria viewer.slv.vic.gov.au/?entity=IE1329… via @Library_Vic 1943
A number of BPL carriages were converted to hospital cars. The triple bunk beds can be seen.

EN ROUTE TO MELBOURNE, VIC. 1945-09-19. THE FIRST BATCH OF PRISONERS OF WAR RELEASED FROM FROM JAPANESE PRISON CAMPS ... @AWMemorial awm.gov.au/collection/C22…
A2 915 was ' flagged up ' for the run into Spencer St

SISTER G. J. FARQUHAR, 115TH GENERAL HOSPITAL, CHATTING WITH THE MEN DURING THE TRAIN JOURNEY EN ROUTE TO MELBOURNE, VIC. 1945-09-19.
awm.gov.au/collection/C21…
Interior of one of the converted BPLs

Hospital train in Katherine NT Station Yard 1942
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Hospital train Bob Anthony and fireman on the railway 1942
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Hospital train 1942-43. Nurses with railway men.
Darwin NT
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Hospital train going north to Darwin from Katherine.
hdl.handle.net/10070/7783
Carriages were converted cattle trucks.

"Snow Drop". Northern Territory Ambulance train engine. Engine number 66.
hdl.handle.net/10070/337

The interior of one of the ward cars . . . the beds badly made!! Converted cattle trucks.
1942
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Staff and patients on Ambulance train. Shows personnel in doorway of train.
1942
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Most of the photographs of the NT ambulance train were taken by Sister Lorna Laffer
Sister Laffer beside Ambulance train. 1942
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Thank you Ma'am!
Lest We Forget ..

Sister Lorna Laffer being presented with flowers (after driving train) by Station-Master and some of our staff.
1942
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Sisters E.M. Quinlan (SX26972) and Lorna F. Laffer (SFX26124) with C.C.S. men. Group standing beside Ambulance Train. 183 Mile (N.T.)
territorystories.nt.gov.au/jspui/handle/1…
Interesting article in the Argus 14 Oct 1942 Page 2
trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/arti…
'Leaping Lena' now famous.

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