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Army to send Honour Detachment for Queen Mother's funeral.

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Department of Defence Media Release

02/04/2002 Departmental 120/02

Army to send HONOUR Detachment for

Queen Mother’s funeral



A Honour Detachment from the Australian Army will depart later today to take part in funeral ceremonies for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

The detachment will march in the funeral procession for the Queen Mother in recognition of her role as the Colonel in Chief of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.

The Queen Mother had a long history with the Australian Army and in particular the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. The Queen Mother has been the Colonel in Chief for over 50 years since the death of her husband King George VI.

The Queen Mother’s banner was presented to the Army Medical Corps in Sydney on her behalf by His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh on February 28, 1974.

The Queen Mother’s legacy of compassion, courage and charity will never be forgotten. These qualities are reflected in the role of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. The Colonel in Chief is an honourary position.

The detachment will consist of the Head of Corps, the Regimental Sergeant-Major of the Corps and other representatives of the Army Medical Corps.





For further information: Brian Hickey (02) 6265 5297 or 0414 238 354


Issued by Public Affairs and Corporate Communication, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT, 2600

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