Association of Wrens

Welcome to the Association of Wrens

The Association welcomes all who served in the WRNS & WRNR, including those who transferred to the RN & RNR, and all former and serving female ratings and officers. Our Association was established in 1920 by WWI veterans to keep the spirit of the service alive, and that is still our aim.

Here you will find details of forthcoming events, news of past events and Members’ stories as well as information about your nearest Branch or Group. Many social events and meetings are organised throughout the year. Special offers for Members can be found in the Links or on the notice board. Invitations for members to attend national commemorative and sporting events are frequently received. The membership card entitles members to a reduction in the cost of accommodation at the Maritime Club and entrance to HM Dockyard in Portsmouth. A copy of our glossy magazine, The Wren, is sent to every one of our 5000 members in Spring, Summer and Winter. New members always welcome.


AOW Writing Workshop at Greenwich 20th January 2016 For those who may not wish... read more »
From the Royal Navy Facebook 18/01/16 Buckingham Palace has agreed Princess... read more »
An excellent dinner and party followed the annual Carol Service at St Mary le... read more »
22nd Apr 2016 to 24th Apr 2016
14th May 2016
7th Jul 2016

Members' Stories

Having joined up in the 70s and 80’s and never... read more »
On the 5th November we embarked on the Queen Mary... read more »
Cheltenham Branch were thrilled to receive a... read more »

Notice Board

The Wren Magazine

The Wren is published three times a year

If you have a story for the next issue, send your submission to

We are pleased to offer this unique booklet of the history of the decommissioning of HMS Dauntless

"The Wren" magazine is a great way to keep up to date and in touch with the Association of Wrens.

The Wrens Standard embodies our past and reinforces our friendship.

Nil Desperandum

Never Despair