1 Motor Ambulance Convoy (1MAC)

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    1 Motor Ambulance Convoy (1MAC)

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:27 pm

    I have had a particular interest in 1MAC since I found that my Grandfather served with them in Britain during the bombing raids on populated areas.  I remember he did not like to talk about his time while driving ambulances and he always seemed disturbed when I tried to bring it up with him. This is all the info I've been able to find out about 1MAC.


    No. 1 Motor Ambulance Convoy, R.C.A.M.C. was called out and placed on active service with the Canadian Active Service Force, mobilizing as Corps Troops with the 2nd Division, C.A.S.F., effective 1 September 1939.

    No. 1 Motor Ambulance Convoy, R.C.A.M.C. (Hamilton, Ontario), was mobilized within Military District No. 2 (District HQ - Toronto, Ontario).

    Effective 14 January 1943, No. 1 Motor Ambulance Convoy, R.C.A.M.C., became a unit of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and was redesignated No. 1 Motor Ambulance Convoy, R.C.A.S.C.

    After having been 'Attested' into the Canadian Army (Active), within Military District No. 6 (District HQ - Halifax, Nova Scotia)

    The basic organization of a Motor Ambulance Convoy, R.C.A.S.C., was:

    - a Headquarters and three ("A", "B" and "C") Platoons, of three sections each, with each Platoon organized as follows:

    Platoon Headquarters with: -
    - 1x 3 Ton, 4x4, Mobile Kitchen
    - 3x 3 Ton, 4x4, General Service
    - 2x 5cwt, 4x4, Car (Jeep)

    Section - 6x 3 Ton, 4x4, Ambulance (4 berth)
    Section - 6x 3 Ton, 4x4, Ambulance (4 berth)
    Section - 6x 3 Ton, 4x4, Ambulance (4 berth)

    plus each Motor Ambulance Convoy, R.C.A.S.C., had a 'Workshop' Platoon which consisted of a Platoon Headquarters and two Sections, broken down as follows:

    Platoon Headquarters with: -
    - 1x 3 Ton, 4x4, Office
    - 1x 15cwt, 4x4, Battery Charging
    - 1x 5cwt, 4x4, Car (Jeep)

    Section with: -
    - 1x 4 Ton, 6x6, Machinery "M" or 1x 3 Ton, 4x4, Machinery "M" MkII
    - 1x 3 Ton, 4x4, Stores
    - 1x 3 Ton, 4x4, General Service
    - 1x 15cwt, 4x4, General Service

    Section with SAME AS ABOVE.

    No. 1 Motor Ambulance Convoy, R.C.A.M.C. (later R.C.A.S.C.), once overseas, served in:

    - the United Kingdom (Canadian Corps/I Canadian Corps)
    - Italy (I Canadian Corps)
    - North-West Europe (I Canadian Corps/Headquarters First Canadian Army Troops (Canadian Forces in The Netherlands))

    No. 1 Motor Ambulance Convoy, R.C.A.S.C., was disbanded effective 15 November 1945.


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