Margaret Hodgson served in the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) during World War Two and the 1950s. She was part of the first draft of Wrens to serve overseas. These images are taken from a series of photograph albums put together by Hodgson. They cover her WRNS service at both home and abroad, as well as independent travels she embarked upon.
Photograph Album of Margaret Hodgson
Various pages from the photograph album of Chief Wren Margaret Hodgson, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. These include: Photos of HMS Vallura, Tambaram, Madras in 1945. This incldues a shot of the WRNS Officers' Quarters and Shots of the Royal Naval Safety Equipment Section at Tambaram, including Margaret Hodgson. A group photo of a party held for Royal Naval personnel in Madras, taken in 1945. Margaret Hodgson stands at the centre back. Photos from a trip to Darjeeling in eastern India during 1945. Photos of a wet dinghy drill held by a RN Safety Equipment Section in 1946. A photo of the snow at the Fleet Air Arm station at Dale, taken in Easter 1947. A group photo of the WRNS hockey team, taken on 17th March 1948. The WRNS team were playing against a Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) team in a women’s inter-services championship hockey match held at Reading. Photos from the Safety Equipment Section at Lee-on-Solent. Photos of the visit of the Superintendent WRNS (Air) in February 1951. Photos of RNAS St Merryn at Padstow, Cornwall, taken in 1951.