The QARANC celebrated their Corps Day on Saturday 25March 2017 at Aldershot.
A service, officiated by Father John Harvey, was attended by over 200 serving and retired Corps members at the Royal Garrison Church of All Saints followed by a reception at the Royal Pavilion, the site of the former QARANC Training Centre.
The Corps were honoured that Sir Gerald Howarth (MP for Aldershot) who was accompanied by his wife attended.
The event also gave thanksgiving to the 70th Anniversary of the QARANC Association - further celebration will be held at the Annual Reunion in London on 6 May 2017.
For more details and an application form please contact the Regimental Headquarters.
The Operation GRITROCK prints are available through the museum of military Medicine (Keogh Barracks) at a cost of £50 per print.
Limited Edition prints, from approved oil painting, produce professional scan and print artwork (approx 70 x 50 cm) with border, title, caption and cap badges. Run full colour lithographic print on heavy 350gsm art board. Artist signed & numbered, supplied with certificate of Authenticity.
The painting was commissioned by the QARANC Association to help capture the significant contribution made by Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps on Operation GRITROCK which deployed in support of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone late in 2014. The unveiling formed part of the Chief Nursing Officer’s Study Day which was attended by over 150 QARANC delegates selected from the range of ranks specialities and locations.
Date: Sat 05 Nov 16
Venue: Tally Ho, Police HQ Sports & Social Club
Coffee followed by a Branch meeting, then a talk about Judiciary
Raffle & Leisurely lunch with plenty og time to mix with each other
£21 Guests & Non-Members
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The Countess of Wessex Challenge Cup took place on 4 October 2016 and was hosted by RAF Wittering. The QARANC were delighted to participate for the first time in the competitions 6 year history.
The aim of the competition is to allow the respective units to participate in a competitive environment while developing bonds of friendship and mutual understanding. It is also the ideal vehicle for Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex to catch up with all her Unit Commanding Officers and meet members of the Units together.
As well as being Colonel-in-Chief of Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC, The Countess of Wessex is The Royal Colonel of 5th Battalion The Rifles; Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Wittering; Colonel-in- Chief of the Corps of Army Music and sponsor of HMS Daring. Competitors this year came from RAF Wittering, HMS Daring, 5th Battalion The Rifles, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, The Corps of Army Music & The Lincoln & Welland Regiment, (a regiment of the Canadian Army) who all faced a mixture of physical and mental challenges during the day.
The QARANC team who included servicemen and women from a variety of units enjoyed the day and despite the rigorous nature of some of the challenges in the competition left in good spirits. The QARANC congratulate RAF Wittering who were this years winners of the Challenge Cup.
HRH The Countess of Wessex is undertaking a 450 mile cycle challenge from the Palace of Holyroohouse to Buckingham Palace in aid of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
Even before the 'Diamond Cycle Challenge' started the Countess had raised in excess of £93000 for the charity and she hopes to raise even more as the event is publicised throughout the week.
Cycling for 60 miles a day it is hoped that the trip will take a week to complete, with regular stops programmed in the Countess is indeed confident that she and the team will complete the challenge in time. Before starting she said that "Standing here right now, i am very nervous. The prosepct of the 450 miles is pretty daunting."
Visit to Apothecaries Hall followed by lunch at Cote Brasserie St Paul's
Friday 23 September 2016
The autumn outing for Branch members and guests will take place on
Friday 23 September 2016. Participants will need to meet at Apothecaries Hall between 1030-1100, for an 1100 start. Tea and coffee will be available before the tour. The Hall is situated in Black Friar's Lane, EC4V 6EJ, a short walk from either Blackfriars or City Thameslink stations.
The visit will comprise a guided tour of the Hall where a member of staff will talk
about the historical significance of the site on which the Hall is located, a walk through the formal rooms and a talk about the history of the society.
We will then adjourn to a nearby restaurant ( approximately 10 minutes walk away). Lunch will be a two course meal with options for a starter and main, or a main and desert accompanied by a glass of wine or soft drink and followed by tea and coffee.
Places on the trip will be limited to 25 due to the Hall tour and applications should be made as soon as possible.
Cost: £43 per person
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Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex presents the Firmin Sword of Peace to 5 Armoured Medical Regiment
The Corps were honoured that Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex, Colonel in Chief to the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, attended Robertson House at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 13 July 2016 to present the Firmin Sword of Peace to 5 Armoured Medical Regiment. The regiment is currently commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Jackson QARANC who until the beginning of July was supported by another QARANC Officer, Major Jan Dodd as the Unit Second in Command.