Celebrating our Commandant-in-Chief, HRH The Princess Royal

FANY (PRVC) is delighted that the Corps was featured in the Channel 5 documentary about HRH The Princess Royal on Saturday 25 April.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has been a long term supporter of the Corps and has been our Commandant-in-Chief, since 1981.

Upon taking up her role as Commandant-in-Chief she kindly gave us permission to use her title, enabling us to become The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps), known as FANY (PRVC). She has supported the Corps generously with her time - most recently in March, where she unveiled the GWR trained named after FANY Special Operations Executive (SOE) Agent Odette Hallowes in honour of all female SOE Agents from the Second World War. Read more here.

The Corps is one of the longest standing and most highly decorated units with an illustrious history. Our members served with distinction in the First World War, assisting the British, Belgian and French Armies. ln the Second World War, some 2,000 FANY served with the SOE. 39 of the 50 SOE agents dropped into occupied France were FANYs including inspirational women such as Noor Inayat Khan, Odette Hallowes, and Nancy Wake. Find out more about our history here.

We are honored and proud to carry her HRH, The Princess Royal's name.

The Corps features from 58.26 minutes in - a link to the documentary will be shared as soon as it is available.

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