110 years of the Corps

One hundred and ten years ago, Edward Baker put his plans to form the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry into action.

Edward Baker was a Warrant Officer in the 21st Lancers who was wounded during his period of service with Lord Kitchener’s army in the Battle of Omdurman in 1898. As he lay on the battlefield with an injured shinbone, he thought that it would be wonderful if a group of women were able to administer first aid on to the injured men before they were removed to the casualty clearing stations.

He waited until early autumn 1907 before he put his dream into action to found and establish the Corps, which was one hundred and ten years ago this year. Throughout the next couple of months, let’s all raise a glass to the Corps' 110th birthday, and to thank Edward Baker!


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