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Stories categorised in 'Women's Royal Naval Service'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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My Mother Was a WREN

Mom moved to London against her family's wishes; she was an only child. They had three children and...

Women's War Work

A short time later, we took part in an Active Defence Exercise, one dark morning at about 2 or 3 a.m. The...

How I Found Elizabeth

He was also a fully fledged Pilot.At the time, we were in an airman's cottage close to the...

“Oh Garrett, we thought you were dead”

And Hitler came over one day and dropped a bomb near the hospital and I woke up one morning and everybody...

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Village Life in Glemsford

As we were in the direct line for bombers going to London, we oftenstood in the back yard and saw the glow...

Wireless Telegraphy

There were two wireless telegraphy centres, one at HMS Flowerdown outside Winchester and the other at...

Sheila Eastwood. Life in the Wrens

So when the Queen Mary was in Greenock, the Elizabeth was in New York and vice versa ... We used to go...

Secret German Aircraft

Wren S I Johnstone-Wilson had spent the earliest part of the war not with the Royal Navy but as a loader...

War Wedding

Bob, my father, escaped Java in 1942 with the last ship "Kota Baru" from Tjilatjap as Dutch Royal...

Joyce Mason, Air Road Warden - Billeting Officericon for Story with photo

I was Chief Petty Officer, and was marching a squad of girls through the college, and a plane came down...

Joyce Manifold's War

I was sent to Tallyhoun Castle near Dunbarton for training - learning to be an officer's steward and...

D-Day Remembrance

I was a Wren Torpedoman and had been sent on a course to become a Leading Wren Torpedoman, this was at...

Navy Larks

The Naval base was actually the Scottish submarine base, but being a woman I joined the WREN's and...

Civilian and Service Memories: With the Red Cross and Wrens

I trained as Air Radio Mechanic at Chelsea Polytechnic for 5 months, living in historic Crosby Hall, then 4...

A WREN'S Christmas Memories

In 1942 I was a Wren stationed at R.N.A.S. Sandbanks, Dorset and billeted in The Red House, a lovely...

A "Wren" in wartime

I was 18 and a shorthand typist in a solicitor's office in London when war broke out... In our work we...

No Office Work Thank You

The “powers that were”, decided that Station X was my destination-the prospect of more secret...

Working in London

My friend Eileen and I regularly helped in a canteen at British Columbia House, Lower Regent Street... The...

A Wartime Romanceicon for Story with photo

After serving at Portland Naval Base in Dorset from 1943-1944, and having volunteered for overseas service...

A Wren in Egypt

We went straight from the office to the station and were put into cattle trucks - the floor of the trucks...

Life in the Wrens [H.Fleming]

Living in a naval town I was taken into the Wrens. I became friendly with an airman from Dover who flew...

A Wren Remembers the Build-up to D-Day

Stringing Along

One day whilst off duty in Londonderry, a Petty Officer aproached me, asking if I'd do him a favour and...

On Leaving Cabbala (H.M.S.)

Soon, we shall no longer be in this Nautical Academy, No more “Coders” dashing by, Long of...

Wrens At Sea

My Mum, Valerie Mary Headeachjoined the Wrens during the war... Mum was posted to the Isle de France, a...

Memories of a WREN

Rita Campbell was at school in Dungannon, Co Tyrone when World War 11 started. Rita remembers the mundane...

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