• Navy 5 videos

    Joan Endersby

    One of the most hilarious interviews I’ve ever recorded. Joan was such a fun lady to spend time with.

  • Navy 5 videos

    Pam Torrens

    Pam Torrens was a special duties Naval linguist based primarily at Abott's Cliff and Ventnor. Trained at Southfields in London, her job...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Marsie Taylor

    Marsie Taylor worked as a Wren Writer initially at Norfolk House in central London and then at Southwark in Portsmouth. Her work...

  • Navy 5 videos

    Betty Dobson

    Betty Dobson provides some wonderful colour to her interview which details her life as a Leading Wren in Donibristle, Scotland.

  • Navy 4 videos

    Gladys Yates

    We met Gladys when she visited the Luton primary school as part of the education we’re creating around the significance of the...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Joan Field

    Joan Field was a WREN stationed at a very remote signal station overlooking the Firth of Lorne in Scotland. Her job was...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Megan Moir

    Megan Moir was a Wren Writer onboard the exercise training ship HMS Philante. Originally the millionaire Sir Tommy Sopwith’s private yacht it...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Pat Jarvis

    When war broke out there was only ever going to be one service for Pat Jarvis. In her interview she shares some...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Jonni Berfield

    Jonni Berfield was a coder for the Royal Navy. She was working in Plymouth when the Scharnhorst was sunk and recalls the...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Colette Cook

    Colette Cook gives an entertaining account of her time as a Wren. She had a few scrapes and went on to become...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Harriet Wright

    Harriet Wright gives a great account of her time as a Siganller in the Wrens. She's a real character and there's some...

  • Navy 9 videos

    Irene Bellamy

    Irene Bellamy provides an entertaining and detailed account of her service in the Wrens.  Before D-Day had even taken place, she was...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Sister Veronica

    Sister Veronica provides a fabulous interview full of fun and detail. She served with the Women’s Royal Naval Service as an Air...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Pat Massett

    Patricia Massett was a Morse Operator who was stationed at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Her task was to identify individual...

  • Navy 9 videos

    Margery Draper

    Margery gives an outstanding account of her wartime memories. She was incredibly fortunate to survive the Devonport blitz and describes in detail...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Patricia Parker

    Patricia Parker was a WREN based at HMS Ceres in Wetherby during WWII. To this day she still feels a sense of...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Patricia Davies

    Patricia Davies  trained as a Special Duties Linguist and was posted to the secret 'Y' naval radio listening stations around the coast...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Dorothy Runnicles

    Dorothy Runnicles provides a fabulously opinionated account of her service with the WRNS. She was an evacuee would go on to become...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Kittie Perry

    Kittie Perry provides a comprehensive account of her time in the WRNS. She was a Air Mechanic - Engines who loved her...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Margaret Moorcraft

    Margaret Moorcraft gives a detailed and engaging account of her service in the WRNS as an Armourer.  Thanks to Celia Saywell for...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Pam Harding

    Pam Harding was a Special Duties Linguist. Her job was to intercept, copy and pass on German Naval radio transmissions to Station...

  • Navy 12 videos

    Fanny Hugill

    Fanny Hugill recounts a remarkable service as a Third Officer Wren. She worked closely with Admiral Ramsay on the planning for D-Day....

  • Navy 5 videos

    Antoinette Porter

    Antoinette Porter was just 17 when she tried to enlist. Keen on adventure, little could she have imagined that she would end...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Christian Lamb

    Christian Lamb provides a humorous and detailed account of her life as a 3rd Officer WREN. During a varied service she spent...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Dorothy Brewer

    Dorothy Brewer was an Aircraft Fitter with the Fleet Air Arm. Despite a huge loss early in her life she is a...

  • Civilian 6 videos

    Muriel Joy

    Muriel Joy was one of a number of Naval Veterans we interviewed at the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s, Pembroke House. She provides...

  • Navy 3 videos

    Joan Blease

    Once a Wren always a Wren. Although she only served for a short period before she was invalided out, Chatham girl Joan...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Catherine Avent

    Catherine had romantic ideas of life as a WREN and she delivers a thoroughly captivating account of her life during the war.

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