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'Join the Wrens! And free a man for the fleet!' Recruitment, training and the role of Women's Royal Naval Service in Wartime Northern Ireland by Rachel Sayers

Join us as we mark Women's History Month on Thursday 21 March 2024 at 7pm at the Northern Ireland War Memorial with a FREE lecture titled, 'Join the Wrens! And free a man for the fleet!' Recruitment, training and the role of Women's Royal Naval Service in Wartime Northern Ireland by Rachel Sayers

This lecture looks at how local women were recruited into the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and the roles they undertook overseas and in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. Using original and archival source material including recruitment posters, photograph, oral histories and uniforms, this lecture will uncover the somewhat under-researched role of the WRNS in Northern Ireland.

This lecture will take place at the Northern Ireland War Memorial, 21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD at 7pm.

* Register for a FREE ticket via Eventbrite: 'Join the Wrens! And free a man for the fleet!' *

The lecture will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page: @NIWarMemorialMuseum

About the lecturer:

Rachel Sayers is an early career dress historian, curator, and blogger currently working at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Rachel's research focuses on the history of Irish women from 1920s to 1960s Ireland and Northern Ireland with a particular interest in Irish and Northern Irish women in the World War Two. Rachel has previously worked for the HMS Caroline on a WRNS project, as a curator for the National Trust for Scotland, the Marks & Spencer Company Archive, Suffolk Archives, and as a researcher on a World War One munitionette's project at the Devils Porridge Museum, Scotland.

Event Details

'Join the Wrens! And free a man for the fleet!' Recruitment, training, and the role of the Women's Royal Naval Service in Wartime Northern Ireland

Speaker: Rachel Sayers

This event is on for 1 week, on 21 Mar 2024.

Event Type: Lecture

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