Although the Women’s Royal Naval Service was in existence during the First World War, there was not a Met Wrens category. No Met Branch – no Met Wrens! Disbanded at the end of the war and reformed at the beginning of WW2 it was not until the end of 1941 that it became evident that without Met Wrens, the Met Ratings were going to have to spread themselves pretty thin to cover all the jobs ashore and afloat. Leave would certainly have been out of the question and going sick would have been in the ‘too difficult’ box! With all this in mind the Met Wrens category was born and has never looked back. Disbanded for about 12 months in late 1944; ‘Their Lordships’ realised this was a mistake and started recruiting again in 1945 and continued until 1993 when the WRNS was disbanded. Like the rates, whose singular province was going to sea, until 1990, the wrens had jobs and drafts peculiar to them. This section will bring these and others to the fore.
The Events organised by WRNS100 are for all ex-
This is the message broadcast loud and clear on a new website specifically set up for the WRNS 100. This is the site to visit if you want to see what is going on and where this year. Click on the banner below to visit the WRNS100 Website.
Below you will find a few the downloads including the Commemorative Stone Appeal and part one and two of our own tribute.
|WRNS100 Leaflet (490 downloads)|
|WRNS100 Commemoration Stone Appeal (418 downloads)|
|WRNS100 part 1 (463 downloads)|
|WRNS100 part 1 (455 downloads)||powerpoint|
|WRNS100 Part 2 (486 downloads)|
|WRNS100 Part 2 (449 downloads)||powerpoint|