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Members of the branch attended the symposium held at DMS Whittington.
Lectures were most interesting & prizes were presented by our Colonel in Chief, The Countess of Wessex. 
In the evening, there was a sunset ceremony held at the main memorial of The National Arboretum. Although cold, it remained dry. The service was conducted by The Venerable Clinton Langston QHC CF, The Chaplain General.  
Following a moving service, we all had a good heartwarming meal at The Arboretum. Music was provided by he Royal Signals.  
The following day we all made our way back to DMS Whittington Garrison Church for our Commemoration Thanksgiving Service.  
The excellent service was lead by Padre Jason Clarke MBE CF.
Major Alison Cripps sang two beautiful solos.  
The service was followed by a very good curry lunch.  
Both events was attended by the Chief Nurse of the US Army Nursing Service. Col Alison McCourt & our two Colonel Commandants were also in attendance.  
As always, it was an honour to be with friends, old comrades & young soldiers.
We were made very welcome & it was special.  
A wonderful way to celebrate 70 years of our Corps.
 
Lindi Kibbey.
Chairman

Every year in early June the Jean Boucton Heritage Cup is polished and prepared, ready to be battled for at the Margot Turner Challenge where the AMS Polo Team duel against the RMAS Polo Team on the prestigious grounds of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

The Margot Turner Challenge is a day to honour an extraordinary woman, Brigadier Dame Evelyn Marguerite Turner DBE, RRC (1910 – 1993) known as Margot Turner. She showed unstoppable tenacity in the face of many hardships during her time as a British military nurse during World War II and was the first woman in British nursing history to be taken a prisoner of war. Befittingly she is remembered by a display of teamwork and spirit, which so characterised her life.

As part of this year’s event, a raffle will be held with proceeds going to Equine Therapy for Veterans with PTSD; a truly powerful initiative held at the RAC Saddle Club in Bovington.

Will the AMS team retain the cup after a half goal victory in the summer of 2018 or will they succumb to the determination and tenacity of the cadets of RMAS polo? Bring a picnic and come along to what promises to be a fantastic family day out.

Point of Contact:  Lt Paul Erhahiemen QARANC 

Contact the team CLICK HERE

Photos by: Steve Wall Equestrian Photography

Association members can now book to attend the 70th Anniversary Commemoration to be held at the National Memorial Arboretum on Tuesday 26 March. 

The short outdoor service will be followed by dinner in the Oak Suite. 

On Wednesday 27 March, DMS Whittington will host a service of thanksgiving for Corps Day, followed by a curry lunch. 

There are also a limited number of places available to attend the CNO(A) Symposium. 

Further information can be obtained from your Branch Secretary or by using the website CONTACT FORM

Closing date for applications: 10 February 2019

On Dec 8th, Millbank held it's annual Christmas Lunch in the Ruben's Suite at Guy's Hospital.
There was a very good turn out - our largest lunch ever. Members enjoyed the spectacular views over London from the 29th floor despite the weather being a bit grey whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of cheer.  As always, we had a raffle, tombola & a stall with goodies which raised a significant sum of money for the branch.
Our members certainly dig deep into their pockets for which we are very grateful.  Kim Bourne from the Museum of Military Medicine was also there with some small items for sale- she was kept busy so hopefully made some pennies for the museum. Also, we were delighted that Col Alison McCourt & Col John Quinn & his wife were able to join us.  After a traditional Christmas lunch which was very tasty & the loyal toast Col Alison spoke to us all about the Corps & the future as well as the importance of the Association. Friendship was much in evidence that day.  Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the day which is wonderful which was enhanced by all the staff looking after us all so well.
Lindi Kibbey - Chairman

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