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The Fannys

The home of the Lonsdale Battalion 1914-1918

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.[1]

References / notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.92.

Glossary of words and phrases[edit source]

The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain during the Great War, which also includes: technicalities, trench slang, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, sobriquets, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used, and have been transcribed from three primary sources (see contents). Feel free to help improve this content.
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