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Videos of Lectures Given During the Event

Guests were invited to attend lectures given by 208 Field Hospital personnel on various aspects of military medicine, in 1914 and in 2014.

Nursing from Blighty to Bastion


Major Andrew Parry (QARANC)

Major Andrew Parry (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) joined the Army Medical Reserves in 1998 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant. 

He has served at a field hospital in Iraq in 2003 and was second in command of the Emergency Department at the field hospital in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, in 2007 and 2011.

Service  with  the  Army  Reserve  has  enabled   him  to  travel

widely throughout the world and he has been on exercise in Germany, Belgium, Gibraltar, Norway, Poland and Turkey. He is currently studying International Catastrophe Medicine at the Royal Society of Apothecaries in London.


Within the NHS, he works as a Charge Nurse in an Emergency Department and also as Nurse Prescriber at the North Wales GP out of hours service. 

Gas Warfare


Captain Adam Yates

Adam Yates is a paediatric middle grade doctor at Victoria Hospital and a Medical officer with 208 Field Hospital C Squadron in Blackpool. 

Prior to graduating in medicine from Manchester University (2010) he had a successful industrial chemistry career (1999-2004) as a researcher in consumer products with P&G, filing several international patents.

He studied chemistry at UMIST where he obtained a First Class Hons degree (Medicinal Chemistry,1996) and PhD (Inorganic Synthetic Chemistry, 2000) supervised by the late Professor NoelMcAuliffe. He has a special interest in chemical weapons and the treatment of their injuries and is a qualified CBRN instructor within the army reserves. 

A Doctor's Role: Then and Now


Lieutenant Colonel James S Hammond (TD MB BS FRCA)

Having originally joint 251 Field Ambulance in 1988, Lt. Col. Hammond transferred to 208 Field Hospital in 2004. 

He has deployed on six operational tours, working in military hospitals in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. His civilian employment is as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Southport and Ormskirk District General Hospital.

His military experience has complemented and enhance his civilian work and presented challenges and opportunities not available elsewhere. Now is as exciting a time as ever to be a member of the Army Reserve. He looks forward to the coming years with 208!

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