First Aid Nursing Yeomanry - first uniforms

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First Aid Nursing Yeomanry - first uniforms

Post  Sean on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 3:49 pm

Excellent French periodical articles that illustrate full and working dress of the unit when initially formed

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All from gallica.bnf.fr a brilliant site

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Re: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry - first uniforms

Post  buistR on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 7:38 pm

Thanks very much for posting the gallica.bnf.fr link Sean - at a preliminary scan it looks as if it might approach the New York Public Library data base as a valuable source (and none of it torn out of borrowed books!).

As for the F.A.N.Y.s - clearly they weren't intended to wear the scarlet dolmans when bringing in the wounded but the ankle length skirts might have been almost equally impractical. According to Major R. Money Barnes they were originally (1909-10) intended as mounted medical orderlies whose job was to ride side-saddle onto the battlefield and give first aid where required. When war actually came in 1914 they performed very efficiently as khaki clad ambulance drivers.

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