THE QUEEN and the Princess Royal will attend a reception to mark the centenary of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (Wrens) and the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.
During their visit to the Army and Navy Club in London they will meet its chairman Colonel Ian Paterson, who will introduce them to WRNS100 project group chairman, Commander Rosie Wilson.
The Queen, who is patron of the WRAC Association, and the Princess Royal will also meet senior Naval and Army members alongside veterans who joined the ATS in 1941 and worked at Bletchley Park until VE Day.
They will also see a photographic display of the progression of women serving in the Army from 1917 to today.
WRNS100 in 2017 is to celebrate the formation and history of the Women’s Royal Naval Service and to recognise the role of women in the Royal Navy today.
It will celebrate the valuable work still done by the WRNS Benevolent Trust and the Association of Wrens.
There are about 116 national and regional events planned, culminating in a service at Portsmouth Cathedral in November, during which a commemorative stone marking the formation of the WRNS and all the women of the Naval services will be dedicated.
Source: Daily Express