Association of Wrens

Welcome to the Association of Wrens

Welcome to the new-look 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.


The day has finally arrived when our new website launches. For all the latest... read more »
On 8th July 2014 - a group of AOW members accepted an invitaion for a conducted... read more »
The Association was thrilled when Mrs Celia Joan Mary Saywell was awarded the... read more »

The Wren Magazine

The Wren is published three times a year

If you have a story for the next issue, send your submission to

Members' Stories

On 22nd November 1973 fifteen of us celebrated... read more »
After having read the articles in the Magazine by... read more »
I am writing this article on behalf of a group of... read more »

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