NO. 1 MEDICAL AIR EVACUATION TRANSPORT UNIT (1 MAETU)
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

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In early 1944 fifteen nurses from the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) were recruited into the newly formed No. 1 Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit (1 MAETU). Sister Beryl Chandler from Longreach, Queensland joined the RAAFNS in May 1942. Sister Chandler was one of the first nurses to join No. 1 MAETU.

No. 1 MAETU was given the nickname "Meet you".

The 15 nurses were trained in:-

The flight teams of No. 1 MAETU became known as "The Flying Angels". A flight team comprised a sister and an orderly would accompany as many as 18 stretcher cases on board C-47 Dakotas from forward combat areas to RAAF base hospitals in Australia. Approximately 8,000 patients were evacuated in its first year of operation.

 

No. 2 Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit (2 MAETU)

 

REFERENCES

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