Talk by John Drewry: Time to Thank Them – the story of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)

Mon 12 November 2018
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Street Church

John Drewry

A Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse in the First World War

John Drewry is patron of The Nursing Memorial Appeal, which is seeking funds for a permanent memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum to commemorate all the nurses who died in service during both World Wars, as well as scholarships for today’s student nurses researching or training in the fields of conflict or humanitarian need.

John’s presentation will include a special focus on the extraordinary story of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD), with particular reference to our borough, including details and pictures of all the buildings requisitioned locally as VAD hospitals during the First World War as well as local residents who became VAD nurses.

There will be  a collection after the talk for voluntary donations to the appeal.

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