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WREN Irene Garrad's own account of being on duty as a Qualified Ordnance WREN on D Day at Portsmouth.

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:59 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

WREN Irene Garrad's job was to go out to big boats coming back from Dunkirk and maintain and repair the big guns. Smaller guns she took back to be repaired on shore. She was 21.

Please see attachments of Rene's own story.


Item list and details

1. A photo of Rene in her uniform 2. Her handwritten account of her involvement in D Day 3. My typed up version of her account

Person the story/items relate to

WREN Irene Garrad service number 45493QO.

Person who shared the story/items

Kathleen Fry

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

She was my mother

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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