On the eve of VE Day 75 we remember the unveiling of the FANY memorial plaque to its war dead. On it were inscribed the names of 52 FANYs who had died on duty overseas and in the UK during the Second World War. For some, those lost at sea or murdered in concentration camps and with unknown graves, it was their first commemorative recognition.
The plaque was unveiled by HRH Princess Alice, our long-serving Commandant-in-Chief on the 7th May 1948 at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge. Amongst those present at the ceremony were Odette GC MBE LdeH, and Tanya, the young daughter of Violette Szabo GC CdeG.
A small stone plaque was added in Odette’s memory in 1998, and in 2000, one commemorating Eveline Shaw CdeG, who died in the First World War.
The plaque is at the centre of the Corps's annual remembrance service.