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QARANC Corps Day – 28th March 2021

Marked on the Sunday closest to Corps Day, the Corps Sunday service is an opportunity for serving and retired members of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) to unite and reflect on the challenges, both historic and contemporary, faced by the Corps and to remember and give thanks for the sacrifices made by those members of the Corps before us.

Amidst the unabating COVID-19 pandemic and at the close of the international Year of the Nurse, members of the QARANC, serving and retired, are invited to attend the Corps Sunday service on 28 Mar 21, to be delivered as an online broadcast from The Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, Aldershot.

Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Corps Sunday service will be delivered online via the Zoom platform.


Timings. The broadcast of the service will commence at 1030hrs and will be complete by 1130hrs on Sun 28 Mar 21.

Online Platform. The service will be delivered using the online platform Zoom. Zoom is a user-friendly platform, with no prior knowledge required before the service. Access to the service is via the link below. Please enter the details below when prompted - you will be granted access to the service by the host:

  1. Webinar Link: Zoom Link

Webinar ID: 833 4787 2975

Password: 514851

Order of Service. The Order of Service will be shared as a digital file within Zoom at the start of the broadcast on Corps Sunday. This can be downloaded and followed alongside the broadcast.

Confirmation of Attendance. There is no requirement to register or confirm attendance prior to the service – attendees will be able to log into the service using the details above on the specified date.

The full Administrative Instruction can be found attached.

The Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps are very proud to see so many of our personnel on the New Year Honours list 2021! There have been some outstanding achievements and examples of commitment and dedication. A huge congratulations to you all!


  • Col Alison McCourt OBE ARRC


  • Lieutenant Colonel Margaret Joyce DUFFIELD, RRC TD VR QARANC

           306 Hospital Support Regiment, CRHQ

  • Colonel Geoff Stuart HALL RRC

           RHQ DPHC (Central and Wessex)


  • Staff Sergeant Emma CLARKE ARRC QARANC

           Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

          Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • Major Sam Jayne COBB ARRC QARANC                                                           

          Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

         Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • Major Nicky Fiona CORKISH ARRC QARANC

          Regional Occupational Health Team

          Aldershot Garrison Medical Centre



  • Major Ami Alice Caroline NEWBURN-JOHNSON ARRC QARANC

          Joint Hospital Group South East


  • Lt Col (Retd) Jayne Cumming RRC

         Head of Nursing & Domiciliary Care

         Royal Hospital Chelsea

  • Maj Helen Towler QARANC

         Headquarters 2nd Medical Brigade 

  • Major Pat Wilson QARANC

          Army Personnel Centre, Glasgow

You can see the full list here

The 2020 Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) Awards recognise outstanding effort, achievement and commitment from QARANC personnel throughout the year, in all areas of nursing and Healthcare Assistant roles. The Awards are normally presented at the annual symposium and are funded by the QARANC Association and HQ Mess.   Full Details can be found attached. 

Nominations may be submitted throughout the year and are requested to QARANC HQ Regimental Secretary NLT CoP 1 Dec 2020

Nuffield Health’s Chief Nurse, Carol Kefford and Dame Yvonne Moores, Chair of The Florence Nightingale Foundation, celebrate International Nurses Day with a discussion about how nurses are coping during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and leadership within nursing and how this compares to Florence Nightingale’s experience. They show their appreciation for the hard work of all nurses during 2020, the Year of the Nurse.


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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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