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Millbank Branch are organising a tour to celebrate the life and work of Edith Cavell from 22 - 25 Sep 15. More details can be found on the attached proforma.

Is this the most selfless mother of all? Inspiring courage of the British Army Colonel who left her young children at Christmas to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone writes Mark Nicol for The Mail on Sunday – 20th December 2014.

Alison McCourt is married with two young children, but she won't be spending Christmas with her family as she is the UK's most senior soldier in the war against ebola in Sierra Leone. If you could personify hope, sacrifice and generosity of spirit this Christmas it would surely come in the form of Lieutenant Colonel Alison McCourt.

Viv Newman has written a book about women on the home front in WW1. However, she has requested that we help publicise a petition via a link on her website about the possible closure of the library at the Imperial War Museum. This is truly shocking especially as the library and museum has recently undergone refurbishment at vast expense and then the Government wish to close the library. If you agree that we should save our history please visit her website and sign the petition.

On November 4th a party of 8 from the Chester Branch Flew to Toronto Canada at the invitation of the Canadian British Legion branch based in Brace bridge to take part in their Service of Remembrance on the 11th November 2014.


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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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