Women winning battles: Recreating the Wrens unit which helped win the War

September 11, 2019 – Dstl staff have recreated the work of a World War Two unit which was set up to help stop U-boat attacks on Allied ships. The Western Approaches Tactical Unit (WATU) was formed of officers and rating from the Women’s Royal Naval Service, or Wrens. Despite rudimentary facilities, more than 5,000 officers were trained by the women; operational…

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