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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:08

Corps Day 2017 - Millbank Branch

Millbank Branch held it's annual Corps Day on Sunday 26th March at The Royal Hospital Chelsea.
52 members were made very welcome by the Chaplain Rev Stephen Brookes. The Standard was paraded by Cpl Annette Bowden-Whisker from 256 (City of London) Field Hospital & was escorted by branch members Adele Rutledge & Sally Mears. On retiring the Corps march was played. The service was followed by a curry lunch in The In Pensioners Club. We had a happy & successful day.
7 members from the branch also attended National Corps day on the Saturday 25th March at the Royal Garrison Church. The Millbank Standard was paraded by Janet Watson, following which we proceeded to The Royal Pavilion for a very pleasant reception. 


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.


Saturday, 19 November 2016 00:00

Remembrance 2016

Remembrance Weekend Millbank branch were delighted to have attended the following Remembrance ceremonies. Firstly 8 of the Branch attended the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in the presence of the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry of Wales. 6 members paraded at The Cenotaph which was a very humbling experience. One of our members was also ther in her St. John's Ambulance capacity. Also members attended the service at St. Paul's Cathedral where our branch standard was paraded. They then marched with the veterans to the Mansion House where a curry lunch is enjoyed by all those present. We were all very lucky that the rain stayed away for every ceremony. We were all very honoured to have represented the branch at such special occasions.

Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex, Colonel in Chief QARANC and Patron of the QARANC Association honoured the Corps by unveiling a painting by Mr Stuart Brown titled ‘What Matters Most’.

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.

Friday, 28 October 2016 00:00

Committee Meeting

Date: 09 Jan 2017

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Friday, 28 October 2016 00:00

Christmas Lunch

Date: 12 Dec 

Venue: Knowles

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Friday, 28 October 2016 00:00

Meeting & Lunch

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


£20 Members

£21 Guests & Non-Members

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Friday, 28 October 2016 00:00

Christmas Lunch

Aldershot Branch will be holding their Christmas Lunch on the 11 Dec 2016.  


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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.

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