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The WRENS and Women in the Navy Today


To celebrate International Women’s Day this study day commemorates the role of women in the Navy from the establishment of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) in November 1917 to women serving in the Royal Navy today.

From a current oral history project at the Royal Naval Museum in Portsmouth, entitled ‘Women at Sea’, to the first woman to train on a warship, this day contrasts several generations of experiences to show how life at sea for women has changed over the last 90 years. The National Maritime Museum holds an extensive WRNS collection of photographs, propaganda scrapbooks, letters and journals, which will be on explored during the day. In partnership with the Association of WRENS.


Mel Robinson | talks
Katy Elliot | talks


Date and Time:

8 March 2006 at 11:00 am


Full Day



National Maritime Museum
Park Row
SE10 9NF
020 8312 6716

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