Amica at Bearbrook
Women of the Royal Naval Services – Regiment W20785 – Served 3 years
As a member of Regiment W20785 of the Women of the Royal Naval Services, Joan was a Lead Wren, responsible for charting convoys across the ocean to keep them away from German submarines. Joan served for 3 years.
“Every day was a highlight but it was also sad. There was a woman from England that came to train with us and one day we got a signal that a ship from a convoy had been sunk. Her boyfriend was on that ship.”