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QA Corps Warrant


Image of the QA Corps Warrant with the words to the Royal Warrant from Standing Orders for the change from the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service to the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps:


The QA Corps Warrant can be seen in the image below:

QA Corps Warrant

Image courtesy of Terry Hissey.

The QA Corps Warrant read:


Army Orders Now Published For The First Time Royal Warrants

Corps Warrant - Amendment

20/Missicellaneous/2856 A.O. 5/1949

Formation of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

George R.

Whereas We deem it expedient to authorize with effect from 1st February 1949, the formation of a corps to be entitled the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps:

OUR WILL AND PLEASURE is that the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps shall be deemed a Corps for the purposes of the Army Act, the Reserve Forces Act, 1882, and the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act, 1907:

OUR FURTHER WILL AND PLEASURE is that the Schedule to the Warrant of His late Majesty King George V, dated 27th February, 1926, shall be amended as shown in the Schedule attached to this Our Warrant:

LASTLY OUR WILL AND PLEASURE is that the rates of pay and conditions of service at present provided for officers of the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service shall be applied to officers of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps until Our further Will and Pleasure be made known.

Given at Our Court at St. James’s, this 31st day of January, 1949, in the 13th year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty’s Command,

E. Shinwell.



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