The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.
Voluntary Aid Detachment
Organisation formed in 1909 in Britain which supplied nursing orderlies in Red Cross convalescent hospitals and rest homes during World War I and II both within Australia and overseas. Community members volunteered for first aid instruction and to work without pay in hospitals and nursing homes during World War I. The organization continued through World War II until placed under the control of the Red Cross in 1948. In New South Wales they were renamed the Voluntary Aid Service Corps in 1967.