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.


Unveiling the Blue Plaque What a wonderful day we had at Clifton Hill House,... read more »
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 21 to 24 August 2017 This WRNS centenary year... read more »
Naval Servicewomen gather at Greenwich for WRNS100 celebration 17/07/2017 The... read more »
8th Mar 2017 to 9th Dec 2017
29th Sep 2017 to 1st Oct 2017
18th Oct 2017

Members' Stories

Over 40 former Wrens from the Gloucestershire... read more »
Swindon Wrens and some friends had a super lunch... read more »
From Rita Bradbury, previously P/O Pay writer... 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 9th October 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