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Decorated Army nurse Karen Jamieson is one of 50 veterans, carers, and staff from Help for Heroes who will commemorate the service and sacrifice of all those who have served in the military at the Cenotaph march-past on Remembrance Sunday in London.

After an incredible 40 years of Army service, she is retiring from the military in December but will continue to support veterans and their families as a Veterans’ Community Nurse at our Charity.

Remembrance is an important time that allows me to reflect on my career and some of the people I served with or cared for. I also honour those who didn’t make it back and those who have gone too soon due to illness and disease.” 

Karen Jamieson

Veteran's Community Nurse

Karen stands proudly in uniform holding her Red Cross medal
Karen was awarded the Associate Royal Red Cross by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 2018 - Karen Jamieson

Karen served with Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps for 37 years and has almost completed three years as a Major in the Army Reserves. Her career has included multiple operations tours to warzones including the Gulf War, Afghanistan, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. In 2018, Karen was awarded the Associated Royal Red Cross medal by Queen Elizabeth.

“Although I have served in many conflict zones it is important to remember and thank those that went before me and those who continue to serve and are currently away from home and loved ones,” Karen added.

She will be part of the Charity's largest delegation, including 31 veterans supported by the Charity, to attend the annual parade which sees 10,000 veterans marching shoulder to shoulder in an act of remembrance along Whitehall.

I will feel very honoured to be part of the march-past at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. It will be the last time I will be in service dress before I retire from the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Navy Corps - after 40 years’ service it will be emotional."

Karen Jamieson

Veteran's Community Nurse

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