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PICTURED: The 1924 F.A.N.Y. camp. Demonstration of a portable transceiver at a time when the Corps was making its first forays into communications, a skill that would prove invaluable during the Second World War.<br />
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These inspiring photos of nurses on the front line feature in a new book which charts a century's heroic wartime service.<br />
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The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) was founded in 1907 by Captain Edward Baker with the early recruits trained in cavalry, signalling and camping.<br />
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They were despatched to France at the outset for World War One to tend to injured troops on the battlefield, setting up hospitals for the many casualties. Other heroines dragged wounded personnel from exploding ammunition dumps.<br />
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The brave nurses were again in the centre of the action in World War Two, performing sterling work in the harshest of conditions.<br />
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Their stories feature in The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry in War and Peace, by Hugh Popham.