The Women's Royal Naval Service was formed in November 1917. It is planned to celebrate the centenary in 2017, along with many other events to commemorate the First World War. The Royal Navy has already indicated that it intends to support the anniversary and also plans to celebrate the role of women serving in the Royal Navy today.
A Project Group has been set up to plan and implement appropriate events to mark the Centenary. Members of the project group have been drawn from former members of the WRNS, the Association of Wrens, the WRNS Benevolent Trust, the Dauntless Association, the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve. The Project Group will liaise with the myriad of other organisation which might help with our celebrations.
Over the course of this year the Project Group will consult with members of the Association, other former WRNS organisations and the Royal Navy to establish a programme of events to mark the occasion. Key to all of this will be funding – whether or not we will be given grants or what fundraising will be required.
If you have any suggestions about the type of events which you think should mark the occasion or if you would like to be involved with local events please contact the wrns100 team via the wrns100 website http://wrns100.co.uk/ .
For details of Events already planned, see Page 12 of the Spring issue of THE WREN or visit the wrns100.