New Zealand Army Nusing Service - Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps 1915 - 2015
100 Years - New Zealand Military Nursing
With over 500 pages, 390 images and the foreword by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps this new book records the 100 year history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps (RNZNC). The book tells the story of the struggle to have a military nursing service established and the ensuing misfortunes and achievements of the nurses who have served and continue to serve. Included are rolls of over 2,700 women and men past and present of the RNZNC along with VADs who served in New Zealand military hospitals during World War One and New Zealand nurses who served in other military nursing services and organisations in both World Wars. Since its establishment in January 1915 nurses and ordinary ranks of the Corps have served in World Wars One and Two, Vietnam, Iraq, East Timor, Bosnia and Afghanistan. The service has been involved in every major conflict New Zealand has been a part of since it was set up in 1915, and has helped with relief following earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. Today there are 30 regular force personnel, 10 territorial force personnel and more than 30 civilians in the corps.
Hard cover, 520 pages, 2.4kg