Monday, 4 August 2008

Major Janet Pilgrim awarded Royal Red Cross

Major Pilgrim, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, has been awarded the Royal Red Cross for her exceptional treatment of wounded soldiers while under rocket and shell attacks from Mehdi Army rebels last year.
The Royal Red Cross is awarded for exceptional devotion and competency in the performance of actual nursing duties and is often referred to as the nursing equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
Major Pilgrim's citation reads: "Utterly committed as a leader, loved by those she commanded, exceptionally gifted as a nurse; she was the very embodiment of what many aspire to be. It was testament to Major Pilgrim's achievements that her squadron withstood so well the pressures of a constant flow of casualties."

Congratulations Janet! Many soldiers owe their lives to you and your team.