The Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) was founded in November 1917, and along with other plans to mark the First World War, it is intended to celebrate the centenary of its formation. The Royal Navy has already signalled its support for the anniversary as have other organisations and charities.
A Project Group has been formed to plan and implement appropriate events to mark the Centenary and to celebrate the continuing role of women in the Royal Navy.
We intend to put on both regional and national events. We would like to encourage people to put on local events either before 2017 to raise money and support for the project and during 2017 to celebrate the centenary.
If you are planning an event please use the registration form to tell us about it. We can then advise you of any other events that may clash with yours. We can also promote your event via this site and our face book page.
We know you are all keen to find out what’s planned but until things are certain and money in place we can’t give definite details, a list of events “in the pipeline” can be found on the Events page
There can be no more tickets issued for Portsmouth Cathedral or Guildhall reception.
The list of names has gone in and we cannot add any more even if you were lucky enough to get a cancellation at Mill Rythe. I’m sorry but there is nothing that can be done now. A special tea is being laid on at Mill Rythe for those not attending the Cathedral. To pre-
Work on the WRNS100 commemorative stone is now well underway. The photograph shows the Stonemason Robyn Golden-
WRNS100 COMMEMORATIVE STONE