Seawomen standing by for war, women at sea in WW1 and WW2?
Good morning, Mac, from the flooded Pennines.
I wonder if you or someone could please answer this thorny question, for the book I am writing about women at sea in WW1 and WW2? I can't get the info in the normal ways but you, I know, are a magician.
Some British merchant seamen were in the RN Reserve and joined the RN proper in WW2, but... Were any women merchant seafarers in any naval reserves in WW2? (If not, is this because the RNR tended to be officers, and at that
And can anyone explain to me the difference between the Women's Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and The Women's Royal Naval Supplementary Reserve? I'm not clear if both were in force in Ww2.
Thank you so much, Mac.
These notes may be helpful:
I could find no evidence that Merchant Navy Women served in the Royal Navy Reserves in WW11.