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WW2 WREN HONOURED AT BLETCHLEY

Former Wren Joanna Chorley has made a special visit to Bletchley Park, where she did her wartime service, to receive an honour and celebrate the Women’s Royal Naval Service centenary.

The 92-year-old (pictured) joined the WRNS in 1944 and was sent to Bletchley in Buckinghamshire to operate machinery involved in breaking enemy codes, including Heath Robinson and Colossus machines. In November, over 70 years later, she was presented with her Bletchley Park commemorative badge, issued by GCHQ on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government.

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Make the most of hibernation indoors this winter with our January 2018 issue. It’s full of family history tips and stories, plus a masterclass guide to essential church records. In addition, there are this issue’s Family Tree Academy challenges for our genealogy learn-along. If you have a new smart phone or device, you’ll love our new series with technology tips for family historians (don’t miss a trick that the web or your mobile can help you out with!). There is so much to enjoy, there’s no time to waste! Wishing you a very Happy New Year of family history to come.