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QAs are known for their versatility and for bringing a wide range of skills to their military role. Maj Alison Cripps QARANC is no different! Having studied classical music for most of her childhood/adult life, Alison has undertaken classical voice training (mezzo-soprano) throughout her military career in conjunction with the demands that a military nursing career brings.

Major Jennifer Jackson has served as a volunteer reservist in the QARANC for 32 years.During Jennifer's 32 years as a Reservist she has seen more than her fair share of action; apart from dealing with the realities of a war zone field hospital, saluting the Queen during her Golden Jubilee she also played a vital role in the London Olympics, her life has been packed full of variety, interest and challenge.

This is a fascinating story of a family (The Beaufoy Family) and the effect of the Great War upon them. The book is centred around Matron Katy Beaufoy and her personal diaries of her serving in both the Boer Ward and World War 1.

Bright and early on 4th August 2014, five members of the Millbank Branch met outside The Grand Hotel, on The Leas Folkestone. Here they joined over 1000 servicemen and women, veterans and civilian volunteers for the Step Short Parade.


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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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