|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
|Place made||Korea: Seoul|
|Date made||January 1953|
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Sister Natalie Oldham, Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) (right), and Sister ...
Sister Natalie Oldham, Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) (right), and Sister Betty Crocker, Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC), rugged up against the cold weather in their winter nursing uniforms. These winter uniforms were made in either Britian, the United States or Canada as Australia was not making such uniforms at this time. These Sisters were two of the three Australian Sisters in control of the evacuation of British Commonwealth patients who were transported to the British Commonwealth Communications Zone Medical Unit, Korea, collected from there by the Transport Division of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) staffed by the RAAF Nursing Service and transported to Iwakuni, Japan. From there they were transported to the Ambulance Train Hospital which was staffed by nurses rostered from the British Commonwealth Hospital. Sister Crocker handed the wounded over to Sister Natalie Oldham at Kimpo Airport, Seoul, who in turn handed them over to Sister Haynes at Iwakuni, Japan, for the train journey to Kure.