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Major Lynda Ricketts QARANC has helped to rebuild remote Nepalese communities after the devastating earthquake that hit the country in April 2015. Major Ricketts based in Sennelager with British Forces Germany Health Services has been in Nepal with 70 Gurkha Field Squadron, 36 Engineer Regiment on Op MARMAT 2 - which means 'rebuild' in Nepali.

Colonel Karen Irvine RRC QHN has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer (Army) and Director QARANC to replace Colonel David Bates ARRC as Director Army Nursing Services (a post that has now been disestablished). She was appointed as Queens Honorary Nurse (QHN) in January 2016.

Last year we notified members that David Caddick, of Arena Travel, is organizing a bespoke tour to Mametz Wood on behalf of The Royal British Legion for the QARANC Association, Welsh Branch. The anniversary of the Battle is 7 -12 July 2016 and the tour has been arranged for 7 -11 July 2016. A new exciting and updated itinerary is attached and can be downloaded.

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.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 00:00

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17 May 19 Branch Chairs & Secretaries Meeting VSC, London
18 May 19 Annual Reunion Lunch VSC, London


Individual Branch Events

 If you would like more information regarding any of these events please either contact the Regimental Secretary or the individual Branch.





West Country 15 May 19 AGM & Lunch Sampford Arundel
Chester Branch 16 May 19 Spring Lunch on the Canal Canal
Scottish Branch 29 May 19 Coffee Catch Up Helensburgh
Scottish Branch 14 Jun 19 Dumfries House, Tour & Luncheon Cumnock, Ayrshire
Scottish Branch 05 Jul 19 Coffee Catch up Kirkcaldy
Newcastle Branch 08 Sep 19 Eden Camp  
Chester Branch 19 Sep 19 AGM TBC
Scottish Branch 21 Sep 19 Coffee Catch Up Edinburgh
Newcastle Branch 28 Sep 19 Meeting TBC
Scottish Branch 05 Oct 19 AGM Dundee
Jurassic Coast 19 Oct 19 AGM Sidmouth
Newcastle Branch 06 Dec 19 Christmas Function Newcastle
Scottish Branch 07 Dec 19 Christmas Luncheon Edinburgh
Chester Branch 07 Dec 19 Christmas Lunch TBC


Scottish Branch 14 Mar 20 QA Corps Day & Luncheon Inverness
Scottish Branch 15 May 20 70th Anniversary Luncheon Glasgow


For a number of these events, there may be a proforma to complete and some may require payment, in the first instance please use the CONTACT FORM or email the Web Manager For more information

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.


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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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