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Christmas came early to QARANC personnel in Germany when they enjoyed a Christmas meal and an evening of games following their Study Period held at Church House.

The date for the above event has been confirmed as Wednesday 11th May 2016. Application for tickets are to be sent to: The Florence Nightingale Foundation 34 Grosvenor Gardens First Floor Front London SW1W 0DH Tel. No. 020 77303030 Email:

The Reunion Lunch and Briefing will be held next year at the Union Jack Club Waterloo London on Saturday 7 May 2016.The application form for the event was distributed with the Autumn Edition of the Gazette. The costings for the event shown on the flyer are incorrect.

The cost is £20 for QARANC Association Members and £25 for their guest.

Application forms should be sent direct to QARANC RHQ.

Lieutenant Colonel Alison McCourt receives her OBE from HRH Prince William on Tuesday 27 October 2015.

Lieutenant Colonel Alison McCourt, of 22 Field Hospital, based in Aldershot, was Commanding Officer of the Kerry Town Treatment Unit between October 2014 and May 2015.

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24 Apr 2021 Annual Reunion Lunch Royal Armouries Leeds

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Edith Cavell was a British nurse during the First World War. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without distinction and in helping over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.

The Millbank Branch have just returned from a very successful trip to Brussels to commemorate the centenary of Edith Cavell's death. We travelled over on the Tuesday & en route to Brussels we stopped at both the grave of Nelly Spindler QAIMNS who died in WW1 & of Noel Chavasse V C of the RAMC. We also visited other interesting places as well as places with connection to Edith Cavell.

The paperback edition of my novel The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital written by Chris Buswell. Chris joined the Army in 1987 as a Combat Medical Technician and from Keogh Barracks was posted to 19 Field Ambulance in Colchester. In 1988 he started RGN training and was soon posted to the Cambridge Military Hospital and began hearing tales of the Grey Lady ghost. He qualified as a staff nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital in 1991 and was posted back to the CMH that year where he worked on paediatric, intensive care, casualty and medical wards. Other postings in his career included the Field Surgical team in Belize, Akrotiri in Cyprus and Haslar Hospital in Gosport. Chris developed a love for writing during his 10 year service career and has had numerous articles published in journals like Professional Nurse, Nursing Standard and the Nursing Times. The paperback is now available see where you can also read the first chapter for free.

In the Company of Nurses written by Yvonne McEwen, is the authorised history of the British Army Nursing Service in the Great War. Published official and unofficial documents, letters and diaries tell the story of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War.

Copies for sale can be purchased from the Museum of Military Medicine (MMM) -


Sgt Cally Pearson joined the QARANC in 2005, joining as a Healthcare Assistant. Having completing a tour of Iraq and an overseas posting to Germany she later transferred to do her nursing diploma.On completion at Birmingham City University (BCU) she decided not to apply for commission and decided to pursue the instructor route where she gained qualifications in battle casualty drills training, weapons, range management, advanced drill and basic tactics, all of which are used regularly in Phase 2 training. She is currently serving as a Section Commander for Phase 1 Training at ATC Pirbright.


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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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