24th January 2023


This article written on the retirement of Captain Joan Streeter provides a good history of women serving in the Navy. It was published in the Royal Australian Navy News, 27th April 1973 page 3.

Captain Streeter pioneered the return of women after marriage into the WRANS in 1968, reducing the entry age of recruits from 18 to 17 years. Unlike the WRAAC and the Women’s Air Training Corps, the WRANS did not have a distinct button design, just the RAN design.













The Age (Melbourne), 7th December 1950 page 5.

See http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/14th-september-2020/

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