Hi from Australia
Im very glad to have found this excellent site and research group.
Im a surgical registrar also employed by an ambulance service in paramedic development with an interest in:
Medical (particularly surgical) history
Trauma and military medicine
Reenactment (a range of periods)
Collecting surgical equipment (early stages currently
I thought I would combine and some of these interests and try to become involved with one of the local WW2 reenactment groups and would like to work on an impression. My closest group includes elements of the 82nd airborne so I was thinking of the following of the following options.
Airborne medic / medical officer / surgeon. I read with grteat interest the article on the 307th Airborne medical company.
I am also interested in flying and aviation and am also developing a USAAF impression.
I have started collecting the airborne uniform and basic field equipmentand hope to start on the medical equpment shortly. A initial goal will be to put together an appropriate personal medical kit including an instrament case. I find one of the advantages of reenactment is gaining an understanding of some of the more personal elements of history which come from the details of collecting and carrying personal items and uderstanding individual details. I gain a much different perspective of history than from the larger scale focus of much of history.
I am looking forward to being involved with this group.