American Ambulance Stations

Throughout the war, the number of stations that the American Ambulance used fluctuated quite a bit and different sources give different numbers. I think this is partly because of the fact that the American Ambulance operated from “Sub Stations” as well as their main ones. When I first started this project and indeed wrote my book on the organisation I was under the impression there were 17 Stations. However from a recently uncovered monthly report on mileage to the Ministry of Health from 1945, it shows that in January of 1945 there were in fact 30. These were split into two groups ones run by the Mechanised Transport Corps and those run by the American Ambulance themselves.

Mechanised Transport Corps run stations
  • Brixton
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Swansea
  • Wrexham
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Nottingham
  • Reading
  • Winchester
  • Shoreditch
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • West Kensington
  • M.T.C. HQ (London)

American Ambulance Great Britain run stations
  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham
  • Stoke
  • Warwick
  • Bristol
  • Exeter
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Kentish Town
  • Leeds
  • Hull
  • Sheffield
  • Lewisham
  • Newcastle
  • Scarborough
  • A.A.G.B. HQ (London)

The distinction between normal Stations and Sub Stations is still unclear although this could likely be assumed from the number of vehicles that were at each one. Below is a map showing all the stations, the ones in blue were operated by the American Ambulance and the ones in green by the M.T.C.

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