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Colonel Carol Kefford - Colonel Commandant QARANC Featured

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Colonel Carol Kefford was appointed as Colonel Commandant in July 2017.  She succeeds Colonel Sue Bush RRC, who held the appointment for six years and will join Colonel Jane Davies as our Colonel Commandants looking after the interests of the Corps and its personnel. 

Carol served as a regular Officer from 1982 to 2002 at home and overseas, including appointments as Officer Commanding Officer Training, Officer Commanding Recruitment and Selection, as a Nursing Officer in Hong Kong and Nepal and as Deputy Matron at Frimley Park Hospital.  Her final posting was as the Matron of 202 Field Hospital, preparing them for their deployment on Op TELIC.

On leaving the Army, Carol joined the 'not for profit' group, Nuffield Health, as a Hospital Matron in Oxford and then Hospital Director in Bristol.

In 2008 she set sail with her husband Mike, going from Turkey to Australia over the next 7 years.  During this time she undertook several interim roles to keep her hand in before returning to permanent employment with Nuffield Health in 2014 as Clinical Director and Chief Nurse.

Colonel Carol & Colonel Jane will play a key part in the ongoing issues that our Corps continues to address regarding its future leadership and military recognition and of course safeguarding our reputation with key professional bodies and organisations. 


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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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