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BMH Tripoli


Information about British Military Hospital Tripoli, Libya, North Africa with BMH Tripoli photos and memories:

BMH Tripoli was located in Libya. The area was captured by the Allied forces in the North African campaign during the Second World War when it was controlled by Italy until 1943. The QAs had to wait for the Royal Engineers to clear the area of Italian booby-traps before they could safely move in and set up the hospital. The area was put under British administration until independence in 1951.

Grey and Scarlet : letters from the war areas by army sisters on active service cites that members of the QAs and TANS took part in the march past when the Prime Minister and General Montgomery took the salute at Tripoli in January 1943.



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A popular bar with the staff of BMH Tripoli was run by an Italian called Agos and his wife and daughter.

After the coup of 1969 Colonel Gaddafi closed the British and American bases. This included nearby BMH Benghazi where most of the staff from British Military Hospital Tripoli had been posted too after its closure.

Qaranc.co.uk think that the original BMH Tripoli was demolished after its closure in 1966 and the area it stood on was used by the Libyan National Insurance Institution (INAS) hospital on the Collina Verde area of Tripoli on the main road to Idris Airport. In recent years this was demolished too and a Presidential palace and Rixos hotels have been built in the area.



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