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williywonker

Can anyone confirm the date and manner (Royal Warrant?) in which the Army Nursing Service was formed please?

Ian Hay states 1883 yet I seem to recollect another source which gives 1881.

Mal

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Moonraker

Most sources agree that it was established in 1881, with a Royal Warrant establishing Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service in 1902.

 

Scarletfinders is a little vague.

 

Scope for debating whether the intention to set up the ANS was announced in 1881, with it only coming into being for practical purposes in 1882  - or 1883. Note Scarletfinders' reference to "the promulgation of new regulations for the service in 1883".

 

Scope to debate what "promulgation" means. One definition is "the formal proclamation or declaration that a new statutory or administrative law is enacted after its final approval. In some jurisdictions, this additional step is necessary before the law can take effect."

 

Moonraker

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williywonker

Hi Moonraker,

 

Many thanks for your help it is much appreciated

 

Mal

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