17 Jul '17, 11am

Hundreds of former & serving Naval Servicewomen gathered at Greenwich for WRNS centenary celebration

Naval Servicewomen gather at Greenwich for WRNS100 celebration 17/07/2017 The Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich has not seen such a large gathering of Naval Servicewomen since the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) Officers’ training was transferred to BRNC Dartmouth from the College just over forty years ago in 1976. Up to 300 veterans from the WRNS including women from all ranks and rates serving in today’s Royal Navy enjoyed a grand reunion at the national summer celebration held in London to mark the formation of the women-only service in 1917, to release men from shore-based duties to man ships in the closing stages of the First World War. The collective noun for a gathering of wrens – of the feathered variety - is the rather unflattering term; a herd of wrens - but ladies and ex-pat former Wrens literally flocked to their former alma mater, flying in from Australi...

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