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Millbank Branch attended The Old Comrades Association Parade - 3rd June 2018

It was another glorious day of sunshine for the Federation of OCAs of London territorial and auxiliary units.  I paraded the Millbank standard  supported by Maj Gwin Foley & Capt Jane Parker.

There were 11 standard bearers and a good show from the old comrades. Wreaths were laid at the Royal Exchange and the march proceeded through the City of London to the Armoury House on City Road.  Due to the very hot weather, the inspection was kept brief.  The RAF chaplain talked about love and how wasteful war is through the poems of William Auden and Rupert Brook. Lunch was a delightful summer salad and cheesecake.  The guest speaker talked about the loneliness many veterans experience in older age - very poignant and touching. 1 in 4 veterans aged over 75 live alone. 
He asked us all to keep in contact and look out for each other in the spirit of friendship. ‘

Capt Alison Browne

One of our Colonels Commandant Jane Davis OBE QVRM TD DL RGN has been appointed as the Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Greater London, Jane has been a Deputy Lieutenant since 2008.  The title Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British Monarch’s personal representatives throughout the United Kingdom, usually in a county or large city (metropolitan area). They have performed various tasks throughout history including raising local militia units and numerous ceremonial duties.

Lord-Lieutenants may appoint a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and the nomination is submitted to the Prime Minister in order that the approval of The Monarch may be obtained. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant will stand in when the Lord-Lieutenant cannot be present, is sick or otherwise unable to act, and will carry out such duties as the Lord-Lieutenant decides.  The Greater London Lieutenancy as well as supporting the Monarch and the Royal Family in Greater London, is a bridge-builder, connecting individuals, organisations and social networks, to enhance Londoners’ sense of belonging and therefore, increase social inclusion within the capital.

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Following the success at the recent Royal Artillery Cup on the bank holiday Monday, where the AMS polo team out manoeuvred the Adjutant Generals Corps, Royal Artillery and Help for Heroes polo team to win the division, the team now looks forward to its next challenge. The Margot Turner Challenge will be played at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) on Saturday 23 June 2018.  The AMS polo team will play against the RMAS polo team in what promises to be quite an entertaining polo match.

Brigadier Dame Evelyn Marguerite Turner DBE, RRC (1910 – 1993) known as Margot Turner was a British military nurse and a World War 2 prisoner of war. Turner served with the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service from 1937 to 1949 and the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) from 1949 to 1974.  She was an Army officer who epitomised leadership, courage and clinical excellence.

The Margot Turner Challenge is the signature event of AMS Polo and aims to showcase and celebrate the team at the home of it's Regimental Headquarters.

 

Chief Nursing Officer (Army) (CNO(A)) will be hosting The Glover Lecture on 6 Jul 18 at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). 

The Glover Lecture is given in memory of Lt Col Gill Glover  who was a nurse with a passion for exceptional training for combat medical technicians.  She served 22 years as a Territorial member of the Armed Forces and 7 years on the committee of the QARANC Association.  Her Legacy supports the QARANC Association Glover Prize, awarded annually to the Army Reserve Nurse or Healthcare Assistant, who in the opinion of the Senior Nursing Officer, has advanced military nursing during their service as a Nurse or HCA.

also taking place is an excellent opportunity to hear Nursing Times Editor Jenni Walker giving her perceptions on nursing, as someone who has observed nurses across many care settings.  How has nursing changed?  How does it have to change in the modern healthcare space?  And are nurses doing enough to challenge the status quo? 

Lecture Title: Not “just a nurse”

Following this there will be a QARANC HQ Mess, Regimental Dinner.

For more details or to apply, please contact the regimental secretary - Click here to email

Applications must be submitted before 22 Jun18

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