British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Books by Forum Members


Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > British Military Insignia > Royal Navy and Royal Marines

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-02-12, 05:59 PM
ASR142's Avatar
ASR142 ASR142 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: WINCHESTER HANTS
Posts: 952
Default RARE WWII WRNS ATTACHED ROYAL MARINES CAP

HI Guys
I purchased this very nice WWII WRNS cap today as you will see its a bit diffrent was the former owner attached to the royal marines depot ? any idears / thoughts are welcome there are a lot of signatures and 1 is dated 13/8/44 steve
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_8806.jpg (55.1 KB, 97 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8807.jpg (46.3 KB, 45 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8820.jpg (45.2 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8823.jpg (65.3 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8824.jpg (56.7 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8825.jpg (60.5 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8826.jpg (60.3 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8829.jpg (59.6 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8830.jpg (36.8 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8833.jpg (54.4 KB, 28 views)

Last edited by ASR142; 11-02-12 at 06:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-02-12, 06:50 PM
Ray6930's Avatar
Ray6930 Ray6930 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Surrey
Posts: 444
Default Driver

How about her being a driver to senior RM officer perhaps?
Ray
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-02-12, 07:51 PM
ASR142's Avatar
ASR142 ASR142 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: WINCHESTER HANTS
Posts: 952
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray6930 View Post
How about her being a driver to senior RM officer perhaps?
Ray
hi Ray
that's a new idear taht had not crossed my mind !! cheers steve
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-02-12, 08:13 AM
DAVID B HOWELL DAVID B HOWELL is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Highcliffe
Posts: 244
Default

Hi Steve

Any WRNS attached to the marines put the Royal Marine badge on her cap a little later 1960's they put the cap tally Royal Marines Unit on instead.

David
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-02-12, 09:33 AM
sailorbear sailorbear is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Littlehampton West Sussex
Posts: 588
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DAVID B HOWELL View Post
Hi Steve

Any WRNS attached to the marines put the Royal Marine badge on her cap a little later 1960's they put the cap tally Royal Marines Unit on instead.

David
Hi, I think it was later than the 1960s! When I was serving in the 1980s I saw lots of wrens with the red tombstone and globe and laural on their caps at CTC lympstone, RMB eastney, HMS Nelson and RMB Stonehouse and as a sea cadet remember seeing them around portsmouth in the 1970's. The first time I saw any wrens (and MA(Q)'s) wearing the Royal Marines Unit cap tally was in the mid 1990's.

Regards Tony
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-02-12, 11:40 AM
DAVID B HOWELL DAVID B HOWELL is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Highcliffe
Posts: 244
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorbear View Post
Hi, I think it was later than the 1960s! When I was serving in the 1980s I saw lots of wrens with the red tombstone and globe and laural on their caps at CTC lympstone, RMB eastney, HMS Nelson and RMB Stonehouse and as a sea cadet remember seeing them around portsmouth in the 1970's. The first time I saw any wrens (and MA(Q)'s) wearing the Royal Marines Unit cap tally was in the mid 1990's.

Regards Tony
Hi Tony

Royal Marines Unit cap tallies were introduced wef 1/5/68 (DC) (RN) 451/1968.

Regards David
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-02-12, 04:50 PM
sailorbear sailorbear is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Littlehampton West Sussex
Posts: 588
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DAVID B HOWELL View Post
Hi Tony

Royal Marines Unit cap tallies were introduced wef 1/5/68 (DC) (RN) 451/1968.

Regards David
Hi David, thats interesting and no doubt totally correct! But I certainly never saw any Royal Marines unit cap tallies worn by any naval female member until the mid 1990's and after the WRNS was absorbed into the RN and M.A,(Q)s became part of the mainstream RN and not the QARNNS, the red tombstone/globe and laural was definately being worn in the 1970's and 80's! Maybe it was introduced in the 1960's for male RN ratings attached to the corps and later adopted by all when females were fully intergrated into the Royal Navy?

Regards Tony
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 15-07-19, 05:51 PM
John breckon John breckon is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 2
Default

My aunty was a wren and attached Bletchley park during ww2 and we possess a photo wearing beret and royal marine cap badge
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 16-07-19, 09:10 PM
John breckon John breckon is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 2
Default

Donít know if this is of any use my aunt was a wren during ww2 posted to Bletchley park and we have a photo of her wearing beret with Royal Marines cap badge
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 18-07-19, 05:34 PM
Guzzman's Avatar
Guzzman Guzzman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 674
Default WWII WRNS Royal Marines Cap

Just to confirm what has already been said.

Members of the Women's Royal Naval Service attached to the Royal Marines as office and administrative staff did not wear the 'ROYAL MARINES UNIT' cap ribbon introduced on 1st May 1968. The 'Marine Attached WRNS' (popularly known as Mawrens or Marens) wore the Corps' Globe-and-Laurel cap badge on a red oval backing on WRNS headgear. This was worn from WWII (when the first WRNS were assigned to serve with the Royal Marines) onwards.

When the WRNS was formally integrated into the Royal Navy on 1st November 1993 female ratings adopted the 'ROYAL MARINES UNIT' cap ribbon.

Pete
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-09-19, 10:09 PM
1664 1664 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 59
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John breckon View Post
My aunty was a wren and attached Bletchley park during ww2 and we possess a photo wearing beret and royal marine cap badge
John
Be nice to see the image
Thanks
John
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-09-19, 03:47 PM
Postwarden's Avatar
Postwarden Postwarden is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The Garden of England
Posts: 2,598
Default

A wartime photo of it being worn

Jon
Attached Images
File Type: jpg MaWren OS JM.jpg (44.4 KB, 38 views)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 21-09-19, 11:57 AM
Guzzman's Avatar
Guzzman Guzzman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 674
Default WWII WRNS Royal Marines Cap

She isn't wearing a beret. She is wearing the standard 1942 issue Wren's cap. Nice picture though.

Pete
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 21-09-19, 12:07 PM
Phil2M's Avatar
Phil2M Phil2M is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Essex
Posts: 5,663
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Postwarden View Post
A wartime photo of it being worn

Jon
Looks like my great nan!
__________________
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.