This book, launched in October 2015 by Lt Col Lee Turner with the foreword signed by HRH Princess Anne, records the 100 year history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps.
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 the First World War 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 the First and Second World Wars, Vietnam, Iraq, East Timor, Bosnia and Afghanistan. They have been part of disaster relief missions around the world and search and rescue operations in New Zealand.