Category:First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

The all-female First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.) was formed in 1907 from volunteers with the aim of creating a mounted yeomanry who would provide first aid in the battlefield.

At the outbreak of the First World War, the British Army rejected their offer of support and instead the F.A.N.Y. assisted the French and Belgian Armies by driving ambulances and running casualty clearing stations and hospitals. By the end of the war, the servicewomen had been awarded numerous decorations for bravery, including 1 Legion d'Honneur, 17 Military Medals, and 27 Croix de Guerre. Amongst the recipients of the later was Annie Berry of Meltham, who received the Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star from the French General, Philippe Pétain.

The independent charity is now known as the Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps (PRVC).


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