As members of the URNU, we are very fortunate to be able to represent a small section of the wider Navy Family at such events

Mid Georgi Morton RNR, Bristol URNU

All this history, past and more recent, was celebrated at a Parliamentary Reception at the Speaker’s House in December.

It was a wonderful event with women from all branches of the Royal Navy, from AB to Commodore, both retired and currently serving.

In the stunning setting of the Speaker’s Apartments in the Palace of Westminster, James Gray MP, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces, gave a speech thanking women for their service to the WRNS, RN and RNR, with a response by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Phillip Jones KCB.

Midshipman Georgi Morton RNR said, “My own Grandmother served in the WRNS from 1955 to 1960, only leaving to get married, and I know that it was one of the most enjoyable periods of her life.

“I am very proud to have her story in my family and I feel honoured to have met so many brave and inspirational women with different stories of their time in the RN.

“As members of the URNU, we are very fortunate to be able to represent a small section of the wider Navy Family at such events.

“I would like to thank Commander Jane Allen for all her hard work in organising the Reception and other WRNS 100 events during the year, and the Commanding Officer of Bristol URNU Lieutenant Lorna Wilson for putting my name forward to attend.”

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