Support for Operation London Bridge
Callmy were proud to support the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps) during their mobilisation for Operation London Bridge.
Members provided support to the Accession Council, the Department of Culture Media and Sport to ensure the smooth running of the queue for Her Majesty the Queen Lying in State and ushering duties during the funeral service.
The Corp’s Commanding Officer, Commandant Lisa Giles said:
“93% of the Corps’ Active Members were deployed at 24 hours notice to 10 different taskings over the 11 day period. This was all facilitated by Callmy; we are indebted to them for their support.”
The Corps have a strong historic connection with Queen Elizabeth II; in 1945, the then HRH Princess Elizabeth trained with the FANY/ATS as a driver and in motor mechanics. During the first three weeks of training, Princess Elizabeth received driving lessons in Windsor Great Park and went through the complete training of an ATS driver.
The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps), founded in 1907, is an all-female voluntary organisation which deploys multi-faceted rapid response teams to support civil and military authorities in times of crisis.
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