Wren Cartoons

A gallery of cartoons featuring Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) personnel during World War Two. The cartoons are taken from various ship's magazines, as well as sketchbooks kept by Wrens. They depict the various roles of Wrens; illustrating tasks that they carried out for the war effort, whilst others have a more humorous take on the image of the Wren.

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Elfin Echoes Issue 18

Elfin Echoes Issue 18

A copy of 'Elfin Echoes', issued on 1st April 1941. This was the ship's magazine of HMS Elfin and was issued free to the ship's company. This particular issue featured a collection of humorous cartoons, relating to submarines and naval personnel, that had been published in earlier issues. HMS Elfin was a submarine depot ship. As submarines were not designed for long distance operations it was necessary for there to be portable support near their areas of operation, particularly during wartime. Depot ships provided facilities for refuelling, workshops, accommodation, operational control, rest and recreation. During 1940, HMS Elfin accompanied the Sixth Submarine Flotilla and moved up to Blyth in Scotland. She was renamed HMS Nettle in August 1941.

Elfin Echoes Issue 18
Humourous WRNS Leaflet
Humourous WRNS Leaflet
Humourous WRNS Leaflet
Humourous WRNS Leaflet
Scrapbook of Marjorie Lomas
Wren Cartoons from HMS King Alfred Magazines
Wren Cartoons from HMS King Alfred Magazines
Wren Cartoons from HMS King Alfred Magazines
Wren Cartoons from HMS King Alfred Magazines
Wren Cartoons from HMS King Alfred Magazines
Wren Cartoons from HMS King Alfred Magazines
Wren Cartoons from HMS King Alfred Magazines
Wren Cartoons from HMS King Alfred Magazines
Wren Cartoons from HMS King Alfred Magazines
Elfin Echoes Issue 18