Are these people a TA unit?

Many moons ago I went to an event where there was a bloke there who invented the suitcase radio set (SOE) and with him was a real old FANY and they were chatting away, as I was in uniform I butted in and it turned out that when this bloke was in France the old girl was in contact back over here, I've got a cracking pic of the three of us, top people they were,
What are they then?

TA Centre
95 Horseferry Road

Adjutant: 94621 4907
Commanding Officer: 94621 4908
Deputy Corps Commander: 94621 4912



War Hero
Ask Poppy , she's a FANY!

That came out wrong!!!
God knows, met a couple of their very charming ladies at a dinner the other night and one of our soldiers is married to one, but I couldn't get a straight answer out of them.
Not quite.

They are an annommily (spullunk) but can (and have been mobilised for Telic) but are not formally TA.
From what I gleaned they are a bunch of mad women who will do all sorts!

And they're pretty good at it too apparently.
A Proud History

This page has a brief history of the FANY Corps. Please use the menu on the left to explore the history section.

How did we start ?

THE FIRST AID NURSING YEOMANRY (FANY) was created in 1907 as a first aid link between front-line fighting units and the field hospitals.

During the First World War, FANYs ran field hospitals, drove ambulances and set up soup kitchens and troop canteens, often under highly dangerous conditions. By the Armistice, they had been awarded many decorations for bravery, including 17 Military Medals, 1 Legion d'Honneur and 27 Croix de Guerre.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, the Corps was called upon to form the nucleus of the Motor Driver Companies of the ATS. Another section was attached to the Polish Army, and a Kenyan unit formed in 1935 also joined the war effort. A spirit of independence led others to join the FANY in the Special Operations Executive.

These women worked on coding and signals, acted as conductors for agents and provided administration and technical support for the Special Training Schools. Their work was top secret and often highly skilled. Members operated in several theatres of war, including North Africa, Italy, India and the Far East.

Many of the female agents sent by SOE to France were commissioned into the Corps. Twelve died in concentration camps. Three of these courageous women - Odette Hallowes, Violette Szabo and Noor lnayat Khan - were awarded the George Cross, the last two posthumously.

(Pictured: Odette Hallowes GC, MBE, Chevalier de Legion d'Honneur)

In all 54 names are recorded on the FANY memorial at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London.

Since the war, the Corps has been known chiefly for its work in the field of military and civil communications, a legacy of its distinguished wartime record.

In 1999, the FANY was officially renamed the Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps (PRVC), and it is now known as FANY(PRVC).
I remember British Rail having a bunch of blokes who would react to emergencies on on the track called Fast Action Response Teams, FART!
brucewillis said:
I remember British Rail having a bunch of blokes who would react to emergencies on on the track called Fast Action Response Teams, FART!
Almost as good as South Hampshire Institute of Tecnology; somebody put them straight before they shortened it to just the initials!
I once got chatting to one of their senior officers at a TA drinks party and she said if I wanted to know more I should log into their website: "But make sure you only type in one 'n'", she added, "or you'll find yourself on a pornsite." First class.
Hassle said:
FANY is another term for Lady's who Lunch.
go away you stupid man :x

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