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Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Pauline Novak RRC

Pauline Novak CR

It is with deepest regret and sadness that we announce the sudden death of Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Pauline Novak RRC on Thursday 19 May 2016.

Please click the Read More link below to visit our page with our online Book of Remembrance has been set up for you to record your thoughts or memories of our special friend and colleague...

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The 68th Annual General Meeting of the QARANC Association

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The 68th Annual General Meeting of the QARANC Association and the Annual Reunion was held at the Union Jack Club Sandell Street Waterloo, London SE1 8UJ on 7 May 2016. There were 90 attendees.

Minutes from the AGM will be published in the autumn edition of 'The Gazette'. A copy of the Chairman's Report is attached.

The reunion was an excellent chance for serving and retired members to catch up with old friends, colleagues and acquaintances and for newer members to witness the 'Friendship' and camaraderie that always prevails.

Don't forget to think about joining other Association Members at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on 10 November 2016 or join the Centotaph Service and Parade at Whitehall on 13 November 2016. Both these events are ticket only so please book your space early through the General Secretary.

An Introduction to the Association...

The Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) nurses have worked at the sharp end of military life throughout the last century of military nursing.

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Founding of the QARANC...

The QARANC Association was founded in 1947 by Dame Louisa Wilkinson DBE RRC. The Association was able to support the many thousands of members of the QAIMNS who were leaving the Service after the Second World War, having shared experiences their civilian colleagues would not have done. This continues today through Headquarters and branches countrywide.

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A Career in Army Nursing


The QARANC employs Officers and Soldiers in both the Regular and Reserve Army, as Registered Nurses, Student Nurses, and Health Care Assistants, and we are always looking for people. If you are interested in a career as a Nurse or Health Care Assistant which also offers other great opportunities then you are just the person we are looking for. A career in the QARANC is more than a job, you will have access to extensive training and development opportunities, not just related to your job, but personal development too. You will have the opportunity to use your skills in diverse settings – wherever the Army is employed health care professionals from the QARANC are there. Right now there are QARANC personnel working around the world, including Sierra Leone, Canada, Mali, Afghanistan, Germany, and Cyprus. Being in the QARANC you will have access to, and be expected to undertake adventurous training, and you will have access to free medical and dental care, as well as robust annual leave and pension package. For information contact a member of the QARANC recruiting team on: 01276 412741, 01276 412742 or 01276 412740 or visit

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