Pioneers to Professionals. Women and the Royal Navy

‘Go forth pioneers’ instructed the first Director of the Women’s Royal Naval Service to her recruits.  The establishment of the WRNS one hundred years ago today was a watershed moment which ultimately led to the integrated service we have today.

Highlighting the impact of women from the First World War to the present, Victoria Ingles, from the National Museum of the Royal Navy, also reveals stories of women’s involvement with the Navy from the age of sail.