Queen Alexandras Nurses Queen Alexandras Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve Collar Badge

Queen Alexandras Nurses Queen Alexandras Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve Collar Badge
£24.99
32920-AY25 : £24.99
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Guaranteed original. Complete & intact. This is an original WW1 Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service collar badge for sale. In good condition. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military badges for sale including other Queen Alexandras Imperial Military Nursing Service collar badges.


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Although an "official" nursing service was not established until 1881, the corps traces its heritage to Florence Nightingale, who was instrumental in lobbying for the support of female military nurses. In March 1902, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) was established by Royal Warrant, and was named after Queen Alexandra, who became its President. It replaced the Army Nursing Service, which had been established in 1881, and which from 1889 provided Sisters for all Army hospitals with at least 100 beds. In 1949, the QAIMNS became a corps in the British Army and was renamed as the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. Since 1950 the organisation has trained nurses, and in 1992 men were allowed to join. The associated Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps Association is a registered charity. Queen Alexandra was President from 1902 until her death in 1925. The following year she was succeeded by Queen Mary.

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