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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF NURSING UNIFORMS

BRITISH ARMY NURSES - WORLD WAR I


Welcome to An Illustrated History of Nursing Uniforms, where we take a look at different uniforms from a variety of disciplines, countries, rank and sex of nurses.

 
 

A Matron and a Sister from Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service during the First World War. 

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) replaced the Army Nursing Service in 1902 and in 1949 became Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, as they are still known to this day.  The uniforms were well known for their grey and scarlet colour scheme, and cuff colour denoted rank: a Matron was recognisable by her scarlet cuffs, while a Sister's were scarlet stripes - a staff nurse had plain white cuffs. 


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