"Women’s Royal Naval Service"

Wrens in HMS Vernon
Creative Commons AttributionWrens in HMS Vernon - Credit: IWM Collections. UK Gov.
The Women’s Royal Naval Service was the women's branch of the Royal Navy, known as the Wrens.

Wrens worked as cooks, clerks, electricans and telegraphists during the Second World War. Established in 1917, the Wrens were disbanded in 1919 after the end of the First World War, and then revived in 1939. By the end of WWII, the Service had 5,500 members. The Wrens were maintained after the war, until in 1993 they were integrated into the regular Royal Navy.