A small collection of photographs and documents belonging to the late Mrs. Lois Lade (nee Price), who served aboard HMS Vernon (R) during World War 2 as a WRNS Officer's Steward.

 

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Lois in uniform, date unknown. Lois in uniform, date unknown. Lois in uniform, summer 1945 Lois (far right) and three of her fellow Officer's Stewards.
       


Lois (far right, back row) and seven of her fellow Officer's Stewards.

The Wardroom staff at HMS Vernon, Roedean, the Officers Stewards and Cooks and general domestic staff. C. 1943. Lois is standing, fourth from the the top on the steps.

(Very large image, faces are clearly recognisable - may be slow to draw)

 
HRH Princess Marina of Greece, Duchess of Kent, on her arrival at Roedean in March 1944. As Chief Commandant of the W.R.N.S to inspect the Wrens. The WRNS personnel of HMS Vernon (R) - 91 ratings, 14 SNCOs, and 8 Officers. Circa 1945.  Lois is standing, fifth from the right, her Ldg rates hook and good conduct badge are clearly visible.
(Very large image, faces are clearly recognisable - may be slow to draw)
       
August 15th 1945, Lois marries Christopher Lade at St. Martin's church, Lewes Road Brighton. Lois' Certificate of Service (front) Lois' Certificate of Service (back) Lois' WRNS Employment Certificate
       
   
Lois' Order of Release from naval service Lois' War Gratuity certificate    
 

 

 

This page is linked from the Leading Steward (O) Lois Lade (nee Price) WRNS page in the People section

 

Images courtesy Mr. Nick Lade

 

Copyright  Tony Drury & Nick Lade 2011


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