Military nurses to mark 100 years of service

  • 17/07/2015
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Military nurses past and present are coming together to mark 100 years since the first nurses donned their uniforms and went to work.

Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating will be at the commemorative service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Friday to commemorate 100 years since the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps was established.

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.

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