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Definition of the WRNS from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the WRNS

 
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the Women's Royal Naval Service (also the Wrens)
 
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the female section of the British Royal Navy. It was established in 1917 and until 1990 its members could not serve on ships. In 1993 the WRNS became officially part of the Royal Navy and ceased to exist as a separate section.