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About the QARANC Association

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The QARANC Association is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Colonel-in-Chief and Patron of the Association is HRH The Countess of Wessex.


  • We help members keep in touch with one another by organising social gatherings. This is mostly done within the branches which are located countrywide. Members who do not live near a branch may be a member of Headquarter Roll and are eligible for the benefits enjoyed by regional branch members.
  • The Association Gazette is published twice a year to which members may contribute articles of interest. Serving members are especially encouraged to submit items on current activities in the Corps. It also is also a means for bringing old and new friends together.
  • We remember older members with a card and flowers on their birthdays in appreciation of their service, commitment and friendship.
  • We support serving members on operations and also give grants for adventure training and sporting activities. Prizes are awarded from Association funds for serving personnel who have excelled professionally.
  • All members contribute to the Association's funds and fundraising within the branches is encouraged.
  • The Association receives requests for financial assistance for serving and retired QARANC members per year. Grants given depending on need. More detail can be found on our Benevolence page.
  • The Association maintains and supports the ethos and traditions of the Corps and assists in raising the Corps' profile.
  • The General Secretary at headquarters is available to offer advice as and when required. Contact details can be found on our Contact page.


The QARANC Association is managed by a Board of Trustees. The Chief Nurse (CNO) is the ex-officio President. The Chairman is a retired senior officer and other members include both serving and retired officers and senior commissioned officers.

QARANC Corps Hymn

O Father, by whose servants
Our Corps was built of old;
Whose hand hath crowned her children
With blessings manifold
For thine unfailing mercies
Far shown along our way
With all who passed before us
We praise Thy name today

The changeful years, unresting
Their silent course have sped
New comrades ever bringing
In comrades steps to tread;
The days of old have dowered us
Wit gifts beyond all praise;
Our Father, make us faithful
To serve the coming days

Before us and beside us
Still holden in Thy hand,
A cloud unseen of witness,
Our older comrades stand;
One family unbroken
We join with one acclaim,
One heart, one voice uplifting
To glorify Thy name

QARANC Collect

O God, who through the healing of Thy dear Son didst recover the sick and relieve their pain, grant to us who serve beneath Thy Cross in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps such love towards Thee and devotion to our duty that the shadows may pass from those entrusted to our care, their darkness lighten into faith and hope, and Thy love bring healing peace, for His sake who was content to suffer for all mankind, even Jesus Christ Our Lord.


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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