Medical Units of 2 NZEF in Middle East and Italy
The Convalescent Depot assembled at Trentham with the Second Echelon under the command of Col F. M. Spencer,17 whose enthusiasm soon made it a smart military unit, recognised as the best drilled unit in Trentham. It was a pleasure to see it on the parade ground. A full programme of lectures and training was carried out by the five officers and 49 other ranks in the unit. Col Spencer was promoted to command 2 NZ General Hospital, and the command of the Depot was handed over to Lt-Col. N. F. Boag18 before the Second Echelon embarked.