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The Joint Hospital Group (South) invites South Downs Branch members of the QA Association to their Corps Day celebrations on Friday 27 March 2020.

Further details will be released in due course.

The QARANC Association Medal.

The medal is to be awarded annually to the QARANC Association retired member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Association by fostering esprit de corps, comradeship and the welfare of the Corps by preserving its traditions or relieving need, hardship or distress. The prize is funded by the QARANC Association and consists of a medal and a purse of £150.

The presentation of the Medal will take place at the annual reunion lunch.

Branches are requested to submit citations for this medal by COP 30th April for the 2020 Medal.

Citations that were submitted for 2019 will not be automatically submitted. If you wish to re submit a citation please update and submit by COP 31st March 2020. 


Regular QARANC Officers Tippet Medals

Prior to the change in ward dress regular officers on entry to the Corps were issued with a Tippet Medal to be worn on the right-hand side of the Tippet. These medals were handed back to the Quartermaster on completion of commission. However, officers who had completed 16 years regular service were able to write to the Regimental Secretary requesting to retain their Tippet Medal.

Consequent to the change in uniform no medals were issued thus the right to retain the medal had to cease until ownership/disposal could be clarified. The inception of the Heritage and Chattels Committee of the Association led to the unissued medals being examined, catalogued and to the investigation of ownership. Clarification has now been received - the medals are owned by the Association.

The Association holds a finite collection of 290 medals. There are five manufacturers of the medals, some have Kings crowns and some Queens crowns. The condition varies and many do not have ribbons or a suspender – the museum holds ribbon and the name of a specialist who can supply a suspender.

At the Board of Trustees meeting on the 31st October 2019 the options for disposal were discussed and a unanimous decision reached:

The best examples from each manufacturer, both Kings and Queens crown are to be retained for the QARANC Heritage Collection. A further 10 medals are to be retained for ceremonial purposes. The remaining medals are to be sealed in an appropriately sized envelope and numbered.  Disposal will mirror the system prior to the change in ward dress.

Nursing Officers who have 16 years regular commissioned service may now apply to receive a Tippet Medal.

The procedure is as follows:

Entitled officers are to write to the Regimental Secretary requesting consideration and enclose with the application.

  • Proof of 16 years regular commissioned service as a Nursing Officer.
  • A cheque for £10 made payable to the QARANC Association to cover postage and packing.
  • Application form.

Once an application has been verified as meeting the eligibility criteria of 16 years regular commissioned service, the Regimental Secretary will randomly select one of the sealed medals (the Regimental Secretary has no knowledge of the age, condition or value of the packed medal) and the medal will be posted ‘next day delivery-to be signed for’. Medals are not to be collected from the Regimental office. Demand is expected to be high and will be based on a first come first served basis. Officers who were issued with the Medal prior to the change in uniform and successfully applied to retain it are excluded from applying for a further medal.  

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 15:38

1 Mar 20 Sunday Lunch

South Downs Branch members are invited to Sunday Lunch at HMS Nelson Wardroom.

Cost £5 per person, partners invited too.  Please book in with South Downs Branch


QARANC Association Reunion Lunch 11:30 Saturday 25th April 2020

Venue – Leeds Royal Armouries, Leeds, LS10 1LT

The Board of Trustees and I are really excited to offer a new venue this year for the Reunion Lunch. The idea of moving it around the country was discussed and agreed at the 2019 Chairs and Secretaries meeting. We hope it will offer the chance for members to come along who have previously felt it was too far to travel. But we also hope that our regular attendees will welcome the opportunity to visit somewhere new. If we don’t experiment now and again we will never know, and we will gather feedback after the event.

  • Application forms for the Reunion Lunch will be in the Gazette, available from your Branch Secretary and to download via the attached document.
  • The cost this year remains at £30 per member and £35 per guest.
  • Cheaper advanced train tickets are released around 12 weeks prior to travel (late Jan/early Feb). You can sign up for notifications of the cheaper ticket releases via
  • Registration for the lunch will open at 11:30 and welcome hot drinks will be served. If you wish to arrive earlier the Royal Armouries Museum is open from 10am and they do have a coffee shop. Please be seated by 12:15. The event is expected to finish around 16:00. 
  • The nearest hotel to The Armouries is the Holiday Inn Express, Leeds City Centre Armouries LS10 1LE. It is a 2 minute walk across the plaza from the hotel to The Armouries. 
  • There is ample parking in multi-storey carparks for both the Armouries and the Holiday Inn. Parking in Leeds city centre is more costly and not all hotels have private car parks. 
  • If arriving by train then we recommend you take a taxi to the Armouries/Holiday Inn. For a more entertaining journey there is also a Water Taxi service from Granary Wharf (near the station) to Leeds Dock

If you have any queries Alison and I will be happy to assist

Kind Regards


01276 412754

The 2020 QARANC Association Lunch will take plac on Saturday 25 April at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, LS10 1LT.

The change in venue is to support our friends in ther North.  Please apply on the attached proforma by 26 March 2020, to:

QARANC RHQ, Robertson House, Slim Road, Camberley, GU15 4NP.  If you need assistance please call us on 01276 412754.

Monday, 07 October 2019 20:47

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Are you a Military Veteran / Service Leaver?


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If you would like to help us, you can access the survey using the link below:


Alternatively, you can request a paper copy of the survey by getting in touch with the Research Team. Telephone: +44 28 9036 6255

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 23:03

Christmas Lunch Millbank Branch 7 Dec 19

Come and join us for Christmas Lunch in London on 7 Dec 19.

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 23:01

Christmas Lunch 7 Dec 19

Come and join us in Liverpool for the Chester Branch Christmas Lunch. 

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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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