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

Excitement is building as the Centenary of the founding of the Women's Royal Naval Service in 2017 approaches. Details of Events are listed under 'Events' as they are finalised. For more information visit the  WRNS100 Website and the WRNS100 Events beginning on 8 Mar 2017 in the EVENTS section below.


Another selection from members sharing fun, friendship and memories during July... read more »
Sunday 24th July was very nearly catastrophic for the WRNS Church.  A bang and... read more »
A few photos showing AOW members out and about in the community: HMS WARRIOR... read more »

Members' Stories

As Chairman of the Association of Wrens, one of... read more »
On 5th July 2016 fourteen Members gathered for... read more »
Having joined up in the 70s and 80’s and never... 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 25th October 2016

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