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HRH The Countess of Wessex is undertaking a 450 mile cycle challenge from the Palace of Holyroohouse to Buckingham Palace in aid of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Even before the 'Diamond Cycle Challenge' started the Countess had raised in excess of £93000 for the charity and she hopes to raise even more as the event is publicised throughout the week.

Cycling for 60 miles a day it is hoped that the trip will take a week to complete, with regular stops programmed in the Countess is indeed confident that she and the team will complete the challenge in time.  Before starting she said that "Standing here right now, i am very nervous.  The prosepct of the 450 miles is pretty daunting." 

Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex presents the Firmin Sword of Peace to 5 Armoured Medical Regiment

The Corps were honoured that Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex, Colonel in Chief to the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, attended Robertson House at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 13 July 2016 to present the Firmin Sword of Peace to 5 Armoured Medical Regiment. The regiment is currently commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Jackson QARANC who until the beginning of July was supported by another QARANC Officer, Major Jan Dodd as the Unit Second in Command.

Welcome to Army Tennis.

A message from the Chairman; whether you are interested in playing, coaching, officiating or spectating, this website - will point you in the right direction.

Tennis is a great sport and tremendous fun. I encourage you to get involved and do please follow Army Tennis on Facebook and Twitter. For all those budding tennis stars out there interested in representing the QARANC, AMS or the Army there are lots of events coming up to enter.

Below are the forthcoming events for 2016 and 2017:

Fri 7 Oct 16 - Annual Lunch
Royal Scott Club 29-30 Abercrombie Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE.
Sat 5 Nov 16 - Coffee Morning – 1100am – 1300pm
Erskine Edinburgh Home 468 Gilmerton Rd Edinburgh EH17 7SA.
Awaiting confirmation from Erskine.
7 Nov 16 - Opening of Garden of Remembrance
Princess St Gardens at Scott Monument 1045am for 1100am
Remembrance Day at Cenotaph in Royal Mile Edinburgh.


Proposed dates to be confirmed
Sat 25 Mar 17 - Coffee Morning  -1100am-1300pm 

Edinburgh Erskine Home
Fri 19 May 17 - Annual Lunch - Royal Scott Club
Sat 7 Oct 17 - AGM - 1400-1600.


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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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