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People/Characters: Women's Royal Naval Service

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Claude and Madeleine: A True Story by Edward MarriottWRENS
Dear James: Letters from a Wren in World War II by Susan SlaterWRENS
Happy in the service: An illustrated history of the Women's Royal New Zealand Naval Service, 1942-1977 by Grant HowardWRENS
Maid Matelot by Rozelle RaynesWRENS
My island war: Recollections of a Wren by Marjorie WilliamsWRENS
Women at War 1939-1945: In Uniform by Carol HarrisWRENS
Wren Overboard by Jean HowdenWRENS
Wren's Eye View. The Adventures Of A Visual Signaller by Stephanie BatstineWRENS
WRNS in Camera: The Work of the Women' s Royal Naval Service in the Second World War by Lesley ThomasWRENS

Character description

The Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS; popularly and officially known as the Wrens) was the women's branch of the Royal Navy.
It was formed in 1917 during the First World War, and by the end of the war had 5,500 members, 500 of them officers. It was disbanded in 1919.

It was revived in 1939 at the beginning the Second World War, with an expanded list of allowable activities, including flying transport planes. At its peak in 1944 it had 75,000 people. During the war there were 100 deaths.

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