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NAVAL BASEBASE: FREMANTLE - PERTH PAGE NO: 30
MAP LOCATIONS NAVY CODE FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS (ESTIMATE) ACTIVITY OR FACILITY DETAILS MISSION, CAPACITY, MAJOR FACILITIES AND REMARKS.
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G

MEDICAL COMPONENT (Cont'd)

Dispensaries (Cont'd)

Twenty-six hospital beds are available in the main ward; two in the isolation ward. There is a completely equipped operating room with facilities for all major surgery. The pharmacy and laboratory, and dark room are well equipped. An ENT room is in the process of being set up. The dental office is equipped with two dental units and a dental X-ray. Two storerooms, one large head and one small, with shower facilities, a dressing room and a clerical office complete the divisions of the sick bay.

The dispensary is staffed by 2 medical officers, 2 dental officers, and 13 pharmacist's mates. The medical officer in charge is qualified in surgery. The pharmacist's mates include personnel well trained in surgical procedure, laboratory procedures, pharmacy, dental technicians, X-ray technician and clerical forms and procedures. A third medical officer, specialised in eye, ear, nose, and throat, has been assigned to this base.

No medical storehouses.


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H9

(Not equipped for combat operations)

AVIATION

Guildford Air Field

Mission: This airfield is primarily an airfield for civilian use, although at the present time it is used as an operational field by the R.A.A.F. Australian National Airways and the U.S. Navy. "Utility Training Unit, Aircraft, SEVENTH FLLET" is attached to Commander Task Force SEVENTY ONE for operations.

Buildings: One Quonset hut containing 576 sq. ft. of floor area is used for administration. One Quonset hut containing 576 sq. ft. of floor space is used for a duty bunk room. There is no hangar space occupied by the U.S. Navy at this field. Shops for minor repairs to equipment are housed in sheds totalling 1107 sq. ft. of floor space.

The U.S. Navy at this field is equipped to do minor checks, limited repairs to aircraft and radios and is equipped with the following ordnance material: practice bombs, parachute flares, .30 and .50 cal machine guns, .45 cal. pistols, float lights and grenades.

SECRET.