The Association of Wrens was formed in 1920 yet is still relevant today for those who wish to keep in touch with friends and colleagues from service days. Over 5,500 women members from both the UK and overseas share a unique camaraderie based on their determination that the spirit of the service is kept alive.
We are very pleased to have serving women of the Royal Navy as members of the Association and welcome this continuity with naval tradition.
The Battle of the Atlantic brought many RN people together including the First Sea Lord with post war Wren Margaret Wall & WWII Veterans Kathleen Roberts Stella Passey & Freda Speakman in Liverpool Cathedral.
AOW was featured in the official programme, had a stall with WRNS BT, and several members starred in films and photo exhibitions.
Twenty players and staff of the RN Women’s Football Team spent ten days on the US West coast taking in Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas, in June 2013.
Annette Parry was the local ex-pat organiser.
All three matches were won & the team made the most of their free time – read the full unexpurgated report in the October Wren magazine.
On 18 May members of the Solent Branch and two honoured guests, President Anthea Larken CBE and Chairman Mary Hawthornthwaite arrived for an evening of celebrations on board HMS VICTORY, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Branch.
"How honoured we all felt that we were going to be dining on this very special ship with all of its history."