After volunteering for the Women's Royal Naval Service, Birkenhead-born Pat, now a great-grandmother, was selected for work at the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshre, where she intercepted enemy signals.
What does WRENS stand for?
WRENS stands for Women's Royal Naval Service (W.R.N.S.)
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- Military and Government
We have 1 other meaning of WRENS in our Acronym Attic
- Western Regional Emergency Medical System, Inc. (Cheektowaga, NY)
- World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
- Washington Research Evaluation Network
- Water Resources Education Network
- Wild Register Address Compare Enable Register (computer programming)
- Winnipeg Refugee Education Network (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
- Women's Royal Naval Service
- Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network
- World Radio for the Environment (UK)
- World Renewable Energy Network
- Wisconsin Real Estate Options
- Western Regional Extension Publication
- Western Route Export Pipeline (Baku-Supsa)
- Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (USDA)
- White River Environmental Partnership (various locations)
- Wind River Environmental Quality Commission (Fort Washakie, WY)
- Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 (US)
- World Renewable Energy Regional Congress and Exhibition
- Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (University of Warwick; UK)
- Western Railway Equipment Services (est. 1996; various locations)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The Humplebys met when Geoffrey was 19 and in the Navy and Margaretta was 18 and in the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS).
She joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in 1939 and in the 1950s she was part of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS).
But the tribunal found unanimously in favour of Ms Carter, declaring she had "the right not to be discrimated against as a woman and to be properly and fairly assessed for promotion in accordance with the undertaking given by the Royal Navy upon her transfer from the Women's Royal Naval Service to the Royal Navy".
I suppose that for me the best part of the war was in 1944 when I got married in Cairo to a lovely young woman who was serving in the Wrens, the Women's Royal Naval Service.
When I served in the signal department of HMS Boscawen, as a member of the Women's Royal Naval Service between 1942 and 1945, our transport brought us back from watch to Weymouth.
Hopefully now we will all get together," said Mr Willacott, of Rumney, Cardiff, who is married to Elizabeth, a former member of the Women's Royal Naval Service (Wren) from Portsmouth.
She signed up for the Women's Royal Naval Service in 1939, and was made a chief officer.