Corps Commandant-in-Chief attends Annual Camp

HRH The Princess Royal, the Commandant-in-Chief of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps), attended Annual Camp at Longmoor Training Camp in Hampshire on Friday 20 May 2022. This was the first Annual Camp to be held following the pandemic, with nearly 80 members taking part. HRH The Princess Royal has been the Commandant- in-Chief since spring 1981 following the death of HRH The Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.

Annual Camp is a key training event in the Corps calendar that brings members together to take part in dedicated in-depth training in key areas of support for future volunteering roles and enhance team working across the membership. HRH The Princess Royal attended the Friday afternoon session where she met with a variety of members who were able to share details of the training sessions undertaken, and recent support provided. Most recently, members assisted with the MoD’s work with Afghan evacuees and are currently assisting the British Red Cross with their work supporting Ukrainian refugees.

The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps) was founded in 1907, and is an all-female voluntary organisation which deploys multi-faceted rapid response teams to support civil and military authorities in times of crisis. The Corps is a vibrant organisation with a diverse membership that is on call 24/7, 365 days a year to be of service to those in need. Although for the last 100 years the Corps has moved away from nursing, compassion is central to what members do.

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