Diana Anderson

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Diana Anderson
Born (1935-01-29) 29 January 1935 (age 82)
Portsmouth, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1958–c.1992
Rank Colonel
Unit Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
Awards Royal Red Cross
Officer of the Order of St John

Colonel Diana Geraldine Mary Anderson, RRC, OStJ (born 29 January 1935) is a British nurse, midwife and civil servant.

She began training as a nurse in 1952, aged 17, at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. She later trained as a midwife, a trade she practiced in military hospitals after becoming a Nursing Officer for Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) in February 1958. She later began training others in midwifery and became an examiner of the Central Midwives Board.

After being promoted to colonel she was named Matron of the QEMH Woolwich. Other posts followed which included Deputy Medical Nursing at Headquarters BAOR. She was promoted to Colonel Commandant at the QARANC Centre in Aldershot. [1]


She has been awarded the Royal Red Cross and, previously, the Associate Royal Red Cross.


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