The Fannys: A name suggested by the initials FANY of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry Corps, organised in 1909 as a Territorial unit to assist the RAMC in case of an emergency. In the war they served both at home and overseas, largely as Motor Ambulance Drivers and on Ambulance Convoy Work. 16 Military Medals were awarded to women drivers of the FANY for heroism during an air raid in France in May, 1918.
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- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.92.
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