AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE NURSING SERVICE (RAAFNS)
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII
The Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service was formed in July 1940. Applicants were required to be Registered Nurses, who were unmarried female Australian citizens aged between 21 and 40 years old. They were required to discharge from the RAAFNS if they married.
In early 1944 fifteen nurses in the RAAFNS were recruited into the newly formed No. 1 Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit (MAETU). In 1945 No 2 MAETU was formed with ten nurses. 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. 2 Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit (2 MAETU) was formed in 1945.
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