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Annette pictured with her family at Buckingham Palace after being presented with her MBE award by HRH The Prince of Wales, in June 2013.
Annette was the first female Command Warrant Officer RNR and is well known for her role as Parade Marshall for the AOW contingent at the annual Cenotaph Parade.
Heather Aston was ordained as Deacon on Friday 28th June in Truro Cathedral by Bishop Tim Thornton, and will serve in the benefice of Meneage.
She was amongst the last course of sixteen WRNS Officers Under Training to Pass Out at the Royal Naval College Greenwich on 8 July 1976.
Heather, who joined the WRNS in 1972, was presented with a gift of a green stole embroidered with the WRNS Crest from all the members of that course, and was delighted when she realised she could wear it on Sunday at her first Eucharist.
BBC TV Manchester assistant director Peter Trollope met with a group of WWII veteran Association of Wrens members at their weekly Tea Dance club. The resulting programme introduced by Peter Sissons included Stella Passey reliving her daily journey from WRNS quarters to the War Office in Derby House where she worked in the Confidential Document Rooms.
Post-war Wren Margaret Wall who accompanied Stella to the location noticed that the two WRNS Officer models at Derby House doorway had ladders in their tights – not even stockings, brass buttons, and a blue killick anchor on one sleeve. Margaret hopes to get these ‘shipshape’ and ‘pusser’ before too long.
Carol Gibbon AOW Vice Chair cutting the York Branch 35th anniversary cake during the celebration weekend in May 2013 when once again the York Wrens' Anniversary Players (or as they are known, York Wrens Sods' Opera) excelled themselves.
Imagine if you will, a ballet troupe wearing tutus and wellies, Rose Marie serenaded by her Mountie, a chorus line 7 soloists, flamboyant 'Morris' dancers, and a musical monologue 'I joined the Wrens' complete with 'medical', and a very pusser PO Wren.
Chrissie who until late July 2013 was the Assistant Secretary for AOW is still working in Semaphore Tower but our colleagues at the RNA will now have the benefit of her ready smile, helpful service, and probably her sponge cakes as well!
Chrissie joined the WRNS in 1986 as a Wren Writer, then L/Wren Regulator, local Acting MAA (RNSIB) and a final appointment to the RN Police at Portsmouth Provost HQ making a total of 25 years service!
Chrissie says "Thank you to all the lovely ladies who I have spoken with over the last 20 months. I have had lots of laughs, been inspired by some incredible women and thoroughly enjoyed the job. I look forward to seeing you all at future AOW events and thank the AOW Secretary, Melvyn Foster for being such a great colleague and friend."