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  • Women's Royal Naval Service


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  • The women, many of them titled, were mostly WRNS or FANNYs—members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry Corps.

    A Covert Affair

  • The first batch of WRNS were despatched as an experiment, although it was doubted at the time if they would be able to do the work.

    The Women of Bletchly Park

  • During the war, Hester had served with the WRNS, but had turned into such a bubbling chatterbox that nobody dared to repeat a secret in front of her.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • Dance as quickly as possible to join the WRNS, not because of the uniform, as Miss Burrage suspected, but because one of her boyfriends,

    Bottled Spider

  • He held a diamond height badge for having reached 22,500ft in a flight of 3½ hours, and on the airfield he undertook, anonymously, every task - including once cleaning out the cockpit after a young WRNS trainee had been airsick. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • A much different winner is WRNS Studio's woodsy water resources center for the city of Watsonville.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • The Senior WRNS officer has warned the Admiral that if he routes the convoys any further north, her girls will have to start wearing trousers.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The two others were WRNS Studio for a water resources center in Watsonville, and Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects for a school's science center in Atherton.

    Curbed SF

  • Great Park CEO Mike Ellzey described WRNS 'principal partners as some of the best he has encountered during his more than

    Brownsville Herald :

  • Supply Assistant, Catherine Williamson, WRNS (attached to HMS Ferret, a land-based Naval Unit) was killed in an accident while serving with in Northern Ireland and is buried in Londonderry City Cemetery.

    Whitehaven News headlines


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