Wiki Wednesday 9-26-07

Time to learn something!

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.
3. Post it!

And after a week off, it’s back to the military again:

Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Badge of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps


Badge of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps

The Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC) is a Corps of the Australian Army. It was formed in February 1951 from the Royal Australian Army Nursing Service. A Corps Badge was introduced in 1951 with the motto Pro Humanitate (for Humanity). It embraces the values of compassion and service to others, reflecting the care and dedication provided to the wounded and sick. Approval for the Corps flag was granted on 7 February 1958.

History

The history of RAANC can be traced back to the formation of the Army Nursing Service on August 13, 1898. At the time it was made up of one Lady Superintendent and 24 nurses. The service saw its first action in the Boer war, when the New South Wales and Victorian governments arranged for a detachment of nurses to deploy with their troops to Africa. Groups and individual nurses from West Australia, South Australia and Queensland also served in the Anglo-Boer War. Due to the performance of the nurses in that conflict, an order was given in 1902 for the formation of the Army Nursing Service Reserve under the control of the Federal Government. It is this order’s promulgation, 1 July 1903, which is celebrated as RAANC Corps day.[1]

Order of precedence

Preceded by:
Australian Army Psychology Corps
Australian Army Order of Precedence Succeeded by:
Royal Australian Army Dental Corps

Nursing, like teaching, was one of the “typical girl” careers I never seriously considered.

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