Anne Thomson

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For those of a similar name, see Anne Thompson (disambiguation).

Brigadier Dame Anne Thomson, DBE, RRC was a British nursing sister, matron and administrator.

She served as:

Matron-in-Chief of the QAIMNS (now the QARANC) from 1948 to 31 January 1949
Director of Army Nursing Services (DANS) and served from 1 February 1949 to 1952 (succeeded by Dame Helen S. Gillespie)[1][2]

Anne Thomson was the first QAIMNS Nursing Officer ever to reach the rank of Brigadier in the British Army, which she did in 1950. Four years later, she was named a Colonel Commandant of the QARANC on 12 December 1954. She also held the title of King's Honorary Nursing Sister (KHNS).


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