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.
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.