Association of Wrens

Welcome to the Association of Wrens

Welcome to the Website! The Association is open to all former members of the WRNS, WRNR, VAD as well as past and serving women members of the RN, RNR and Commonwealth Navies.

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.


Over 125 former Wrens flocked to the Swordfish Conference Centre at the Fleet... read more »
 At last the messages received from overseas re ANZAC Day via Wrens FB Group... read more »
We were so thrilled to see our WWII Wren Veterans included in the BBC footage... read more »

Members' Stories

From Jan Shearing - we have been a Branch for... read more »
June 9th 1959, I was on a train making my way to... read more »
Two celebrations for Swansea at their Trafalgar... read more »

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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