She served as:
- Matron-in-Chief of the QAIMNS (now the QARANC) from 1948 to 31 January 1949
- Director of Army Nursing Services (DANS) and served from 1 February 1949 to 1952 (succeeded by Dame Helen S. Gillespie)
Anne Thomson was the first QAIMNS Nursing Officer ever to reach the rank of Brigadier in the British Army, which she did in 1950. Four years later, she was named a Colonel Commandant of the QARANC on 12 December 1954. She also held the title of King's Honorary Nursing Sister (KHNS).
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