Territorial Force Nursing Service,assorted insignia.
A number of items relating to the British Army Territorial Force Nursing Service.Founded in 1908 to supplement the existing military services, nurses with more than three years experience could volunteer to man emergency hospitals in the event of war.Nearly 3000 nurses were available to serve in 1914 and by the end of the war over 8000 nurses had served in the TFNS.
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Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve,Tippet Medal,small size.
An original Silver Tippet badge for the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve.From it's foundation in 1908,(from what had been Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve)until 1949, this badge would have been worn on the Cape or Tippet.The medal was made of silver(but not always marked as such) and consisted of a voided centre with the letter R for Reserve below an ... read more
9 carat Gold Sweetheart Brooch,Royal Army Medical Corps
A 9ct Gold and enamel Sweetheart Brooch bearing the regimental badge of the Royal Army Medical Corps.It bears the rod and serpent within a laurel wreath topped by a kings crown.This is above a blue enamel scroll which bears the motto In Arduis Fidelis.In excellent condition.Marked 9ct to rear.Width 51mm read more
Associate Royal Red Cross, ER II Military Nursing medal
A nice example of a Queen Elizabeth II Period medal of the Royal Red Cross,2nd class. Holders of this award are known as associates (Associate Royal Red Cross).The second class award was introduced in November 1915.Originally only awarded to female members of the Military services, it has only been awarded to men since 1976.
The medal is an enamelled silver Maltese cross with a central ... read more
Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve,Silver Nurses Cape badge
A Large and heavy Silver(not marked as such)Badge for the Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve formed in March 1897.It's members,who worked as Nurses in civilian Hospitals,were to be mobilised in times of conflict to staff the Army's Hospitals.Their major debut was in the 2nd Boer War in South Africa where many served bravely.
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World War One Victory Medal.South African Military Nurse
An original First World War Victory Medal awarded to an I Van Military Nurse.This is the South African pattern of badge with the same figure of winged victory to the face, designed by William McMillan,as the UK.The reverse however bears the words The Great War For Civilisation both in English and in Dutch.Only 75,000 of these were awarded and the South African Military Nursing Service had only... read more
Royal Air Force Medical Branch,Original Cap Badge
A World War 2 period bronze metal cap badge for the Medical Branch of the Royal Air Force.The design features the Ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life, wrapped with a medical serpent, within a laurel wreath surmounted by a Kings Crown.Below this is a scroll with the latin motto; Nec Aspera Terrent- Nor do Difficulties Deter. Condition is good with minimal wear.Slider fixing to rear.Height 46mm read more
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve Silver Medal,Large size.
An original Silver Tippet badge for the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve.From it's foundation in 1908,(from what had been Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve)until 1949, this badge would have been worn on the Cape or Tippet.The medal was made of silver and consisted of a voided centre with the letter R for Reserve below an Imperial Crown.
In very ... read more
Army Medical Services Schools of Nursing,Registered Nurse Badge
A base metal and enamel badge for SRN training with the AMS Schools of Nursing.This pattern of badge was in use from 1970s through the 1980s.The blue enamel denotes SRN training.Good condition ,Pin and clasp intact,Marked to rear Firmin. Height 26mm
Royal Naval School of Nursing,Enrolled Nurse Training
A seldom seen badge for Enrolled nurse training with the Royal Naval School of Nursing.The first badges were given out in May 1966 and feature a red Geneva Cross topped by a gold Naval crown.Superimposed on the cross is a Naval Fouled anchor with Royal Naval School of Nursing on a band around the edge.In Blue for SRN training and green for SEN training.Condition good with pin and clasp intact.T... read more