Charity wants pictures of Women’s Royal Naval Service volunteers

By Barrie Hudson - 29 March 2021

Charity

The Association of Wrens is gathering images of women who volunteered Women’s Royal Naval Service.

  • The service branch was formed in 1917 and was incorporated into the Royal Navy in 1993

    The service branch was formed in 1917 and was incorporated into the Royal Navy in 1993

Honorary Secretary Christine Senior said: "Specifically, ladies who joined up between 1946 and 1981 and did their basic training at Training Depot Burghfield/HMTE Burghfield/HMTE Dauntless/HMS Dauntless/Reading.

"Dauntless Divisional Photos is a nationwide project, in collaboration with the Association of Wrens, to gather divisional photographs and memories from those training days but also to reunite ladies with old friends, share anecdotes and relive exciting moments.

"So if you, your mum, granny, aunt, godmother or even next door neighbour donned a blue suit and aimed for a life on the ocean wave, please get in touch on either ddpwrens@gmail.com or 07765 435295/0771 990 9844. "

The Women’s Royal Naval Service was formed in 1917 and early recruits served in World War One.

Disbanded in 1919, it was revived 20 years later as the world was once more plunged into conflict. In 1993, the service branch became part of the Royal Navy.

The association's website is https://wrens.org.uk/

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