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1939-45 War • Womens Royal Naval Service - Officer

• Third Officer • The women's section of the Royal Navy
Officers Tunic buttons are gilt metal whereas buttons for WRNS ratings are black horn.. Officers in the WRNS wore a distinctive tricorn hat. On the front the same naval badge worn by their male counterparts but with a light blue wreath. The ring on her sleeve a single diamond in blue braid indicates Third Officer male equivalent = Sub Lieutenant .

Frequently in close portraits the sleeve rank does not show but the hat alone indicates that the woman is an officer.

Photograph by Thos.Fall of Baker St. London

Inscribed.... from Evelyn