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Monday, 01 May 2017 17:58

Christmas lunch 2016

This year's Christmas lunch was held at The Robens Suite, Guy's Hospital, London on 10 December.

What a wonderful event this is in the run up to Christmas. The raffle table was bulging with goodies of all kinds and the tombola did brisk business during the pre and post lunch period. A record number of QAs past and present attended, all of whom spent generously on the day. The meal was a traditional turkey lunch with vegetarian option.

Following the meal, our honoured guest Col Karen Irvine, Chief Nursing Officer (Army) and Director of QARANC, addressed the group. She painted a realistic picture of the current difficulties in army nursing leadership but her gritted determination to ensure that there was development and recognition for nursing was paramount.

A wonderful catch up with old friends and that view is just stunning.

Alison Browne

Several Millbank Branch members marched with other veterans and services at this year’s parade, joining the large QARANC group at this moving event. The early muster and wait was an opportunity to reunite with colleagues, chat with new acquaintances and to marvel at the numbers who had turned out both to march and to support. We were able to meet briefly with Millbank member Deirdre Barr, there in her senior role with St John’s Ambulance.

The QARANC group looked smart, marched well past the Cenotaph and proudly marched past Prince Charles who took this year’s salute. A humbling and moving day.

Judy Cook

Monday, 01 May 2017 17:55

St Paul’s Cathedral 2016

The annual City of London Remembrance service and wreath-laying ceremony took place on Sunday 13 November.

The Millbank branch QARANC association paraded with the Federation of the Old Comrades Association of the London TA and auxiliary units. Our standard-bearer was Alison Browne with escorts Jane Parker and Barbara Johnson.

The service at St Paul’s Cathedral was beautiful, the acoustics and choir adding to the melancholy of the act of Remembrance. It was such an honour to carry the Standard into the cathedral and to parade from there to The Royal Exchange, behind the band of the Honorary Artillery Company, for the wreath-laying ceremony. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were in attendance during the service and wreath-laying, also taking the salute as we finally marched to the Mansion House.  

Here a splendid lunch was hosted by the new Lord Mayor of London Dr Andrew Parmley. The atmosphere was enriched by the wonderful uniforms of the Pike Men and the Sheriffs. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent circulated amongst the guests.

Alison Browne 

Monday, 01 May 2017 17:52

Visit to Apothecaries Hall 2016

On Friday 23 September, twenty-five members of Millbank Branch and friends met up in London to visit Apothecaries Hall near Blackfriars.

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries was incorporated by royal charter as a City Livery Company in 1617. Over the centuries, it has had many roles and undertaken many activities. These include being a major centre for the manufacture and sale of drugs at the Hall from 1671-1922, being the founder and manager of Chelsea Physic Garden, and from 1815 it was the medical examining and licensing body.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:08

Corps Day 2017 - Millbank Branch

Millbank Branch held it's annual Corps Day on Sunday 26th March at The Royal Hospital Chelsea.
52 members were made very welcome by the Chaplain Rev Stephen Brookes. The Standard was paraded by Cpl Annette Bowden-Whisker from 256 (City of London) Field Hospital & was escorted by branch members Adele Rutledge & Sally Mears. On retiring the Corps march was played. The service was followed by a curry lunch in The In Pensioners Club. We had a happy & successful day.
7 members from the branch also attended National Corps day on the Saturday 25th March at the Royal Garrison Church. The Millbank Standard was paraded by Janet Watson, following which we proceeded to The Royal Pavilion for a very pleasant reception. 
Saturday, 19 November 2016 00:00

Remembrance 2016

Remembrance Weekend Millbank branch were delighted to have attended the following Remembrance ceremonies. Firstly 8 of the Branch attended the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in the presence of the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry of Wales. 6 members paraded at The Cenotaph which was a very humbling experience. One of our members was also ther in her St. John's Ambulance capacity. Also members attended the service at St. Paul's Cathedral where our branch standard was paraded. They then marched with the veterans to the Mansion House where a curry lunch is enjoyed by all those present. We were all very lucky that the rain stayed away for every ceremony. We were all very honoured to have represented the branch at such special occasions.
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Welcome to Millbank

Millbank is a thriving branch who offers opportunities for all members to volunteer and participate in memorable occasions and places to visit. Outings are very well attended by members and their guests.


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