Soldiers Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association Nursing Service.Rare Uniform Tricorne Hat
A rare uniform item from a little known branch of the Military Nursing Services.Although a charity attached to the Services Medical Department, it provided Nurses to act as Health Visitors and District Nurses to the families of Military personnel at their overseas postings.This item was issued in 1968 to SSAFA Sister O Summers based at RAF Gatow, serving in Germany.it come with an original rece... read more
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps,QE II period
A Queen Elizabeth II period QARANC Woollen Tippet.In good condition . Loops and slits in shoulders to allow rank epaulettes are present. Rear rosette as pictured.No manufacturers labels but appears to be genuine not repro.Please see pictures or ask for further details
Nurses Brassard, possibly early community nursing?
This early armband has still yet to be identified but features in early cabinet card photos of the 1890s/1900s.In red and white silk it has an embroidered lozenge shape with the intertwined AAs of Queen Alexandra, topped by an imperial crown. Although she went on to support the early military nursing services with similar cypher badges I am unsure if this related;ates to those or civilian nursi... read more
Rare QVI District Nurses Brassard
One of a number of extremely rare nurses armbands/brassards I am listing. This second is of a blue silk material edged with pale blue to the centre of which is a black embroidered monogram of VRI topped by an imperial crown.Silk lining.The item measures 34cm long by 10cm wide.Fixing is by four sets of hooks and eye loops.Condition is excellent read more
Rare QVI District Nurses Brassard
One of a number of extremely rare nurses armbands/brassards I am listing. This first is of a navy blue cotton type material to the centre of which is a pale blue and white embroidered monogram of VRI topped by an imperial crown.The item measures 36cm long by 9cm wide.Fixing is by three sets of hooks and eyes.Condition is excellent read more
Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute For Nurses,District Nurses hat
A scarce woollen,Air Hostess style, District Nurses hat,probably from the 1950s.It bears the woven QVI badge of Queen Victorias Jubilee Institute for Nurses through it's many guises over the years.Good overall condition with no obvious damage or holes.A small size read more
Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute For Nurses,District Nurses pill box hat
A scarce woollen District Nurses pill box hat,probably from the 1960s or 70s.It bears the woven QVI badge of Queen Victorias Jubilee Institute for Nurses through it's many guises over the years.Good overall condition with no obvious damage or holes.Interior diameter ,approximately 54mm read more
Kings College Hospital Student Nurses Outdoor Cap
A woollen nurses outdoor cap from the Kings College Hospital London.This was I understand worn by student nurses when travelling between their Nurses Home and the Hospital and was still in use in the 1980s according to one of my colleagues.
The cap is shaped rather like a bonnet with an embroidered badge to the front under which is a small bow.The badge consists of a shield ,bearing the ... read more
General Nursing Council for England & Wales,Uniform Cap
A Woollen Nurses uniform Cap, dating from any time between the 1920s and the1950s.It bears the woven badge of Hygeia, its use being strictly authorised by the General Nursing Council in their Uniform Rules of 1924.The cap of a dark blue woollen material is fully lined and was manufactured by the Nurse's Outfitting Association which based in Stockport.Condition is generally good although there ... read more
Nurses Woollen Lined Cloak,1960s St Mary Abbot's Hospital London
An original woollen Nurses cloak in black with a red inner lining and cross straps.A long missed part of the nurses uniform,they were worn for travelling between Nurses Home and Hospital(and were great for keeping warm on night duty!).
In a nice long length of 40 inches from collar to hem,it appears to be in a good condition for it's age with no obvious signs of moth damage,although ther... read more