We exist to provide volunteers, trained and capable of supporting Civil and Military authorities within the United Kingdom during any major emergency, incident, or in planning, so as to protect life and relieve human suffering.
With over eight million residents, London is at risk from a variety of threats - from terrorism and natural disasters to unforeseen incidents like tube or train crashes. FANYs train every week to ensure that we can provide 24/7 surge relief to civil and military authorities when such threats become a reality. While these occurrences are thankfully rare, we also deploy in support of non-emergency operations and routinely assist organisations with their training to help keep members sharp and forge working relationships.
In 2017, FANYs were deployed following the terrorist attacks in Manchester, Westminster, and London Bridge, and in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. Members of the Corps provided 1,835 hours of volunteer support over a period of 14 weeks for the City of London Police, HQ London District (Army Headquarters), the Westminster Coroner, the London Resilience Group, and the Gold Commander. In the course of performing these duties we identified the need for loggists to support key military and civilian decision-makers during emergency incidents. We now have 60 trained loggists to cover this capability.
In 2018 and 2019, the Corps provided support to more than 30 different organisations. Fortunately, most of this support was delivered for routine activity rather than crisis operations. Members stepped in to assist by providing military watchkeepers, personal staff officers and information managers, as well as delivering a wide range of character playing support to bring much needed realism to training
The FANY is an independent, voluntary organisation and registered charity, which relies on membership subscriptions and the good-will of its supporters to enable it to operate effectively. To deliver the very best service we need your help to achieve our ambitions.