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The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is a registered charity that works for the Ministry of Defence, the NHS and with other charitable partners to provide practical and emotional support to the Armed Forces Community when they are in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres.  Originating in the Second World War, when The Order of St John of Jerusalem and the British Red Cross were tasked to provide personnel to assist the medical officers in military hospitals worldwide, today staff are currently located across the UK, Germany and Cyprus as well as working within Field Hospitals alongside Serving Personnel during times of conflict. (

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