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QARANC Association

All Regiments and Corps of the British Army have their own Regimental Headquarters and these Headquarters administer their own Association. The QARANC Association was founded in 1947 by Dame Louisa Wilkinson DBE RRC and the Colonel-in-Chief is HRH The Countess of Wessex.

The idea on which each Association is based is to have an organisation whose activities will bind together in friendship all who are serving or have served in the Regiment or Corps, irrespective of rank, share its records, its achievements, traditions and rich history.

The Nursing Services of the Army have their own record of achievements; these can be viewed at QARANC HQ and at the Army Medical Services Museum, Keogh Barracks.


Our members, and those eligible to become members, are scattered all over the world. They range from veterans of the QAIMNS, to present day QARANC personnel of all ranks.

Everyone who has served in the Corps will agree that the shared experience of serving in the Army is special and membership of the Association enables past and present members to keep in touch. We encourage all serving personnel to join when they enter the Corps.

Our Motto is FRIENDSHIP and we try and maintain that through our branches which organise functions and events where members can meet up.

All members receive a copy of the Gazette, the Association magazine which is published twice a year.


The objectives of the Association are to be carried out by

  • Recruitment of those who are eligible for membership and by the formation of local branches, as and when numbers of members in any one area make this feasible
  • Organising social gatherings and representation of Serving and ex-Service members in all branch areas. A Reunion is held in London each year following the Annual General Meeting
  • Publication of an Association Gazette to which members and branches contribute news and articles of interest. The Gazette can be the means of bringing old friends together again, and provides a medium for branch or personal notifications and advertisements. It allows serving personnel the chance to show previous members what is currently taking place on deployment and home in the UK, and the retired members to show their latest adventures and functions off as well. Two editions are printed each year.
  • Maintenance of Association Funds to which branches and members can and do, contribute.



Northern Irish
West Country


Army Medical Services Museum
Keogh Barracks
Ash Vale
GU12 5RQ

Telephone: 01252 868612

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