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. See us on facebook

The Centenary of the founding of the Women's Royal Naval Service is being celebrated throughout 2017.  Details of Events are listed under 'Events' as they are finalised. For more information visit the  WRNS100 Website and the list of WRNS100 Events shown in the EVENTS section below.


Penny Melville-Brown OBE was a WRNS officer before blindness ended her career.... read more »
RN website 09/03/2017 Veteran servicewomen from the Women’s Royal Naval Service... read more »
On Sunday 12 March 2017, the first Sunday after the official launch of WRNS100... read more »

Members' Stories

From Rita Bradbury, previously P/O Pay writer... read more »
Enjoying a visit to Portsmouth in June last year... read more »
The Bournemouth & District Association of... 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 before the 19th June 2017

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