Aug 2, 2012 by BritishForcesNews
The Defence Medical Welfare Service are on 24 hour call to provide practical and emotional support to anyone injured in Afghanistan, and last night their unique service was recognised in an Operational Medical Presentation by the Surgeon General.
Last year the DMWS made 31000 visits to 11500 patients, they are the only forces charity to deploy on operations alongside the military and these medals are in recognition of thheir unique service.
The tireless devotion of the DMWS has not gone unnoticed. As well as providing key support in Afghanistan, the DMWS have a presence at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, throughout the UK and in Germany and Cyprus, they're hoping a new larger HQ will help them to extend their operations still further.