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Colonel Commandant QARANC

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Colonel Jane Davis OBE QVRM TD DL QARANC (V) was appointed as one of the two Colonels Commandant Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) in May 2014. She succeeds Colonel Rosie Kennedy CBE who held this appointment for six years. Colonel Davis has enjoyed a 33 year career with the Reserves and has undertaken many key appointments including those on operational deployment. When not employed in her military role, Jane is holds a senior nursing appointment within the NHS, undertakes work for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and is on the Board of the Halo Trust. She is also a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London.

In 2008 it was decided to appoint two Colonels Commandant. They are appointed by the Military Secretary following approval by Her Majesty the Queen for a five year tenure. The other Colonel Commandant is Colonel Sue Bush RRC who was appointed in 2011 following retirement from regular service in 2007. Despite the many changes to the Corps over recent years the roles and functions of these Officers remains unchanged. These are to guard Corps traditions, foster esprit-de-Corp and represent the interests of the Corps. They maintain a special relationship with the Colonel-In-Chief, Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex and have access to those holding other key appointments. Whilst appreciating the current immense pressures in military units and the differing challenges faced by the QARANC Association, the Colonels Commandant very much wish ensure they remain in touch and contact with both serving and retired personnel. The Colonels Commandant are happy to visit serving personnel in units, whilst on exercise or undertaking training and are happy to be included in Association meetings or any other Branch activity.

Contact should be made through the Regimental Secretary QARANC/General Secretary QARANC Association. Timely notification of proposed invitation dates is required to ensure appropriate planning.


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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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