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Voluntary Aid Detachment
Title : Voluntary Aid Detachment Voluntary Aid Detachment
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Date of creation : 1939
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 160 x 220 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment

Members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment on parade, Keswick Barracks Parade Grounds.

The Voluntary Aid Detachment was initially organised by the Australian Red Cross during World War I. In 1928 the Australian Army Medical Corps assumed responsibility. The VADs provided first aid, nursing assistance, comforts, domestic assistance and other supports for returned and wounded soldiers.

Related names :

Australia. Army. Voluntary Aid Detachments
Australian Red Cross Society. South Australian Division
Women's Royal Voluntary Service

Period : 1939-1945
Place : Torrens Parade Ground
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Beaumont, Joan (ed.) Australia's war, 1939-1945, St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1996

Bolt, Andrew Our home front 1939-1945, Melbourne: Wilkinson Books, c1995

Clark, Rosemary The home front: life in Australia during World War II, Melbourne: Australia Post, 1991

Goodman, R. D. VAD's in peace and war: the history of Voluntary Aid Detachments in Australia during the 20th century, Brisbane: Boolarong, 1991

The Home front family album: remembering Australia 1939-1945, introduction by Nancy Keesing, Sydney: Weldon, 1991

McKernan, Michael All in!: Australia during the second world war, Melbourne, Vic.: Nelson, 1983
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