June 9th 1959, I was on a train making my way to HMS Dauntless at Burghfield and I met another young lady also in the same position. We went through training together (both having joined as Communication Wrens) and this led to a friendship that has lasted well over 55 years. We were at Admiralty for about 18 months then requested to go abroad on the same posting. Unfortunately Carol was drafted to Gibraltar (where she met Mary H nee Burch) and I went to Malta - a ploy we suspected at the time to keep us apart as we were a little rebellious!!!
We meet up every year (Carol Asam nee Cranstone lives in America) and this year we spent a lovely weekend at the Wrens reunion in Warwick University. The event was so well organised and the highlight of my weekend was a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum and the WRNS Garden. I have attached a few photographs.
Again a big thank you to the organisers of the reunion, they really did a tremendous job.
Diana Allen (nee Seeley)