What is the badge please

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by jemm, May 17, 2022.

  1. jemm

    jemm Junior Member

    Hi Could anyone tell me please what the badge is and signifies on this uniform please, Thanks :)

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  2. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    It is a cap tally with the letters H.M.S. denoting His Majesties' Ship. During WW2 the ship's name did not appear on the tally for security reasons. The lady wearing it is a W.R.E.N. (Women's Royal Naval Service).

    Or are you referring to the sleeve badge which I have just noticed? It appears to be a propeller with an E below it, which is a Fleet Air Arm badge denoting an Air Mechanic: Engines.
    Last edited: May 17, 2022
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  3. jemm

    jemm Junior Member

    Yes High Wood really sorry I should have been clear that I mean the badge on the sleeve :) Thank you so much though for the answer that helps me a lot :)
  4. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    No problem, I couldn't see the sleeve badge until I clicked on the photograph.
  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    It looks to be a 2 bladed horizontal air screw with a letter E below that denotes she is an Air Mechanic (E) Engines as described in the second table in this link -

    The WRNS


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