NEVER AT SEA link below
Today, the 10th October 1918. Wren Josephine Carr from County Cork was the first Wren to lose her life in active service when the RMS Leinster, from Kingstown Harbour (Dun Laoghaire) was torpedoed by a German U-boat. She is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. The anchor of the RMS Leinster is on display at Dun Laoghaire. Thanks to ex Wren Ch...ris Selwood for these facts which are part of her proposed publication. The film was shot on location at Dun Laoghaire, starring the Dublin based actress Mimi Carroll. Directed by Harry Davidge, son of AOW South Dorset Branch member Ex PO R/P Kath Davidge, who produced the film. Harry says " To give back to my Mum who has raised me with an integrity and spirit carried on through her time in the Wrens. Secondly, with the passing centenary, to bring back the memory of one voice of which the very beating heart of the Wrens is present, the continued courageousness and legacy of women through 100 years of the Royal Navy." Thank you Harry for this tribute towards the WRNS centenary year. Download shared to RN media, WRNS100, Forces TV , Navy News and AOW online. Story will be in the Winter Wren magazine."
We wish him well with his film making career and thank him for this sensitive portrayal of a most significant event in the history of the Women's Royal Naval Service.
The wetransfer link for the film will not continue after 15th Oct. It will be shared online both via naval services platforms and hopefully on FB and You Tube.