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  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 13406

    Three Wren Parachute Packers help a pilot to collect up his parachute after landing.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 13387

    Two Wren cooks carve ham for the lunchtime meal in the galley of a Fleet Air Arm base in Scotland, 1943.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 13385

    Third Officer Ingledew, WRNS, encourages gunners of the Station Defence to draw various aircraft types from memory as part of her daily hour-long lecture on aircraft recognition. The epidiascope used to project pictures of aircraft onto the screen as...

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 13384

    Maintenance Wrens now undertake electrical repairs as part of their duty. Here, two members of the WRNS mend an electrical fan in one of the naval officers' cabins on board a training ship.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 13366

    Two Wren aircraft checkers look over every part of the aircraft to make sure that everything is in place before a flight. Aircraft checkers work in pairs and work their way down a checklist.

  • CARDIFF'S MERCHANT NAVY CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN CARDIFF, GLAMORGANSHIRE, WALES, UK, c MAY 1944

    CARDIFF'S MERCHANT NAVY CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN CARDIFF, GLAMORGANSHIRE, WALES, UK, c MAY 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 20512

    Merchant Navy officers and their Wren guests enjoy a drink and a cigarette in the lounge of the Merchant Navy club in Cardiff.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 13380

    Third Officer Ingledew, WRNS, gives a lecture on aircraft recognition to gunners of the Station Defence. She uses an epidiascope to project pictures of aircraft onto the screen as well as models of aircraft during her daily hour-long lecture.

  • WHITEHALL CANTEEN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, 1943

    WHITEHALL CANTEEN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 12985

    A view of men and women enjoying their lunchtime meal at the very busy Whitehall Canteen. All the tables are full, so two officers of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) are standing in the middle of the room to drink their coffee.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 13407

    Petty Officer Drummond, WRNS, is a cook on an air station and provides meals for 300 Wrens. She joined the WRNS as a wardroom galley cook the day after war broke out. She is now in charge of a WRNS galley.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 13361

    Women of the WRNS learn to pull a 12-oared cutter with a view to entering in the local regatta. The women on board are those with more sedentary jobs, such as 'Writers', and have been encouraged to get more involved in sports.

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