Women at Sea

    The Women at Sea project explores the role of women at sea in the Navy. The women of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) have always worked alongside the Navy. But before 1990 this was rarely at sea. After 1990 all new female recruits had to spend time at sea, and shortly after this in 1993 the WRNS was disbanded and women were integrated into the Royal Navy.

    A variety of people were asked about their connection with women serving at sea. You can hear from a Wren who served on ships during the Second World War, the MP who announced to parliament in 1990 that all women would now serve at sea, and from men and women serving in the Navy today.

    Follow this link to see a Timeline of Key Dates of Women at Sea