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33 Field Hospital

Based in the surroundings of "Fort Blockhouse", Gosport in Hampshire. 33 Field Hospital's role is to deliver and provide deployed hospital care in any environment.

This requires a peace-time cadre that delivers command and control, administration, diverse clinical skill-sets, and equipment management (at a 'Readiness' level in accord with its particular mission).

It is prominently manned by personnel from the Royal Army Medical Corps, but has Queen Alexander Royal Army Nursing Corps, Royal Army Dental Corps, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, Royal Logistic Corps and Adjutant Generals Corps within its ranks.

The unit has recently completed operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Notably, in the latter, it provided Close Support (Combat Medical Technicians and Medical Officers) to front line battle groups and also clinical personnel to the Camp Bastion (UK) Role 3 (Field Hospital); all of which made up the Joint Forces Medical Group.


To provide the equipment and cadre personnel in order to support contingent commitments at high readiness.

Unit History

33 Field Hospital's history can be traced as far back as the Boer War.

1900 - 1902 - 33 Stationary Hospital deployed to Zeerust South Africa (Boer War)

1916 - 1919 - 33 Casualty Clearance Station deployed to France (WW1)

1943 - 1945 - 33 Field Hospital deployed to France/ Holland (WW2)

Post WW2 - 33 Field Hospital Based at Cambridge Military Hospital Aldershot

1990 - 1991 - 33 Field Hospital deployed to Al Jubayl Saudi Arabia (Gulf War)

1996 - Present - Cambridge Military Hospital Closure 33 Field Hospital relocated to HMS Dolphin (now Fort Blockhouse)

2003 - 33 Field Hospital deployed to Kuwait (Op TELIC 1) and Iraq (Op TELIC 2)

2006 - 2007 - 33 Field Hospital deployed to Iraq (OP TELIC 9)

2009 - 2010 - 33 Field Hospital deployed to Afghanistan (OP HERRICK 11)

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