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Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps Alliance RAANC QARANC


Copy of the War Office Army Orders that announced the alliance between the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps and the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps in 1957


The War Office Army Orders October 1957


In 1957 an Alliance between the RAANC and QARANC commenced. Page 3 of 31st October 1957 The War Office Army Orders read:

Army Orders - October 1957
Army orders now published for the first time
Instructions
092/2379 A.O. 120/1957
Alliance
Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve an alliance between the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps and the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps.



RAANC QARANC Alliance


The Australian Army Order 102 page 423 states:

AAO 102
Alliance
Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve of an alliance between the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps and the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps.

Australian Army Order 102 1957


The Australian Alliance is still extant.


The AMS Mag 1958 Number 38 wrote about the Alliance. In addition to quoting The War Office Army Orders (as quoted above) it stated:

The history of the Australian Army Nursing Service commenced in Australia in May, 1899, when in the “Colony of New South Wales” twenty-six nurses were enrolled to initiate the “Army Nursing Service of New South Wales” under a lady superintendent, Miss E.J. Gould. Australian nurses from New South Wales and Victoria accompanied the Australian troops during the South African War of 1899-1902.
The Australian Army Nursing Service Reserve was organized in 1902, and adopted the familiar grey and scarlet uniform of Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service. Members served in both World Wars with Australian Medical Units.
The Service was carried on during the years of peace by the maintenance of a Reserve, and was placed on an active footing at the outbreak of hostilities in 1939. Army ranks were adopted by the AANS in March 1943.
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Gloucester was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Australian Army Nursing Service in 1945, and the Service was granted the title “Royal” in November, 1948, in recognition of its service in the two World Wars.
The Service was designated as a Corps in 1951 and became the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps. At the same time the Australian Army Medical Women’s Service which had provided nursing orderlies and clerical assistance in military hospitals during the Second World War, was disbanded. In the reorganized Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps commissions are granted to fully qualified nurses, while nursing orderly duties are undertaken by the other ranks. When this reorganization was complete the RAANC was firmly established as an integral part of the Australian Regular Army.
At the time of her Coronation Her Majesty The Queen was graciously pleased to accept appointment as Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps.



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